Kampamba Mulenga says Government will start clamping down on Fake News authors

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MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga
MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Kampamba Mulenga

Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga has said that Government is aware of a scheme by some unscrupulous people to dent her image as Chief Government spokesperson through fabrications on social media.

In a statement released to the media yesterday Ms Mulenga said that government is currently looking at enforcing laws against cybercrime, including online falsehoods.

The Chief Government Spokesperson said that this scheme of fabricating stories and publishing them online with a seal of the Chief Government Spokesperson is meant to pit citizens against the Patriotic Front leadership so that citizens could rise against Government.

The Chief Government Spokesperson has also warned individuals who are writing falsehood stories on social media that it is just as criminal online as it is in hard copy to write and publish falsehoods purported to have been authored by another individual.

Ms Kampamba’s statement comes after a fake online article headlined; ‘Minister Supports arresting of men who dump women after a year of dating’.

Below is the full statement

Republic of Zambia
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON, HON. KAMPAMBA MULENGA

Government would like to distance itself from a fabrication online headlined; ‘MINISTER SUPPORTS ARRESTING OF MEN WHO DUMP WOMEN AFTER A YEAR OF DATING’.

Government is aware of a scheme by some unscrupulous people to dent my image as Chief Government spokesperson through fabrications on social media.

This scheme of fabricating stories and publishing them online with a seal of the Chief Government Spokesperson is meant to pit citizens against the Patriotic Front leadership so that citizens could rise against Government.

Recently, there has been a flurry of falsehoods on social media where my name has been used either saying things meant to annoy citizens or having been involved in some malpractices all meant to scandalise my person as well as Government.

Government is currently looking at enforcing laws against cybercrime, including online falsehoods, and would like to warn individuals who have taken to such vices that it is just as criminal online as it is in hard copy to write and publish falsehoods purported to have been authored by another individual.

On the story in question, I would like to categorically state that I did not have any interview with Muvi TV as claimed by the author of the said fabrication. Muvi TV, themselves, can attest to the fact that no such interview took place.

Government has no intentions of coming up with the said law because Government does not introduce laws that intrude into people’s private lives neither does it craft laws aimed at targeting individuals as that is against citizen’s rights in a democracy.

Government supports citizen journalism which has come about because of technological advancements but does not support publication of falsehoods, especially meant to alarm and infuriate citizens.

Government would like to urge citizens not to believe such online publications at face value, and would also like to urge professional media not to fall prey to such criminal acts being purveyed online.

70 COMMENTS

  1. +29
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    Ms Kampamba is a liar .PF govt has been proven to be signing corrupt deals and PF govt was proven by the courts to have perpetrated lies against Rupiah Banda.

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      YOU ARE SHAMELESS, ARE WE STUPID TO ALLOW TO GONE. YOU NEED TO RESIGN OTHERWISE WE WILL COME OUT IN MASSES.

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      She is a fake minister, an impostor who rose to that position through the buying and burying of votes in graveyards! Its now over 3 days since it was revealed that she buried over 12,000 HH votes and bought off her seat and todate PF have failed to refute the claims because what that gentleman in the video was saying is the truth. Lungu is an illegal president, he never won the last election and HH should be supported for not recognizing this criminal called Janatharn sitting on the presidency dubiously!

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      Kampamba you bought your seat in parliament and buried HH s votes in exchane for sex with Kaiser. All the evidence is there for all to see on social media.

      Shame on PF liars.

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      I like her. She has my support.

      Very diligent and a strong forte of media interpretation.

      I hold a PhD

      Thanks

      Bb2014,2016

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      Ba UPND naimwe, who burries votes so that they can later on be discovered? The easiest way to get rid of them is by burning them. The amounts involved Mwalilino would have earned by virtue of him being an MP, the story is not adding up.

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      Ms Kampamba, please issue statements on issues that matter to the Zambian people concerning corruption AND NOT ABOUT PERSONAL IMAGE.
      I don’t think Zambians really care about YOU for them to start fabricating lies that will damage your image.
      Again this another example of how to try to diverge attention.

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      YES MUM. YOU’RE THE TRUE DAUGHTER OF THE LAND. BE LEVEL HEADED.
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      Ladies and Gentlemen behold the comments of people who represent HH’s values. A bunch of criminals dear to comrade HH.
      Yes mum, fake news is real. The pioneers of fake news are on rampage discrediting Govt online spreading rumors and seeking faint-hearted eyes and hears. Unfortunately corrupt minds heed.
      There is however little that can be done to undo let alone mitigate falsehood online. To make matters worse online media is now a hub for the millennial voters. Government needs to counter these rumor mongers by every means possible. Every means possible not in the line of crackdowns but positive reporting and appealing the citizens to scrutinize media sources. SENSITIZE YOUR PEOPLE!

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      My brothers and sisters after having spent two weeks on business in Zambia..I can conclude as I have stated before that there is absolutely no leadership we are simply on autopilot to 2021. We are back in UNIP Days where even PF cadres themselves lower their voices when it comes to political discussions for fear of being recorded. That utterly lazy moron in State House is taking the country down a debt sparrow whilst he is busy waiting for his next flight.

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      Before you close any news channel, can you please tell us about you buying votes from Mwalilino?

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    Those issues of changing men, are personal.
    I don’t see why PF government decide to officially respond. I see some abuse of power in this.

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    Kapamba you only came to the scene after manipulating votes in lungu’s fraudulent scam of an election.
    Ms mulenga a beautiful woman like you to be a permanent side chick of a married man and steal for him is a shame.

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    miss kampamba; you react to a silly story; how about giving us the truth on what you are being accused for regarding HH s votes? That is what you should be making responses to not petty domestic issues.

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      @Kaputo:
      You are right but how can the bi.tch respond to the story of burying votes when she knows it is true, there are witnesses and she is truly guilty! In fact her her pus.sey is already wet for fear that the story may have untold political ramifications on both Jameson and herself!

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      This is as low as things can get fellow Zambians, PF steals votes and have the audacity to dare us. We need to put them where they belong – chokes.

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    The REAL “FAKE NEWS” is that Lungu won the Election!!!!

    Please take me to court for saying this.

    Then we can hear all the EVIDENCE of how PF manipulated the ECZ and rigged in open court that the CORRUPT CONCOURT tried to hide away from the People of Zambia!

    And I can bring the EVIDENCE of how this crook LUNGU has stolen millions since he illegally occupied State House.

    I am waiting.

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    So why can’t lungu react to more serious allegations of looting and stealing ?? And you madam are accused of stealing votes is it true ?

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      Because they are only but allegations.
      No law that compels someone to answer to allegations. Wrong call. Leaders receive numerous attacks and insults from low energy and bitter citizens, but true leaders keep their cool. HH reacts to everything that’s why he is often times misled but ECL maturely responds to only more important issues of national interest.

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    UP.NDonkeys, who else? There is a Supreme Being called God, He is just allowing the Donkeys to dig their own graves. At the rate U5 and his UP.NDonkeys are going, it is doubtful that they can go even half way to 2021. By your actions each one of you Donkeys is shortening your days in the heavenly calendar.

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      Terrible! you are mad. there is an urgent need for you to see a psychiatrist. IT IS NOT ONLY UPND WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH YOUR BEHAVIOR BUT ALL THE STAKE HOLDERS (CITIZENS) OF THIS COUNTRY. IN YOUR SIMPLE SHALLOW BRAIN EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS BY WINNING ELECTIONS. I PITY THE WOMAN WHO PRODUCED THIS UNWORTHY LIVING CREATURE.

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      And if this PF “intelligentsia” is also an advisor of Sunday Chanda and others, then this explains it all.
      D.amn it !!

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    The big silence by both Lungu and Kampamba tells the whole story- THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT PANTS DOWN. THEY ARE IN THOSE OFFICES ILLEGALLY. SURELY lUNGU AND HIS TANDEM OF THIEVES MUST HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT SOON.

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      They were caught unaware, now they are buying time and cooking up new stories.
      I am sure one of these coming days ECL will be forced to react, but what will come out of his month, will just be excused.
      No normal person would keep silent on such allegations….they will come up with fake explanations.

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    And which tribal ceremony in southern region is U5 and his UP.NDonkeys attending this weekend before he comes back to Lusaka to call us cowards? Ourselves the cowards are attending church services across the rest of our beautiful ten provinces, while the cult led by the brave one are just coming from a night at their village burial grounds, according to one “chief”.
    Does that lead U5 to plot 1? Far from it! The only way he can get there is first to drop the tribalism and then walk in the path of Jesus.

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      @Terrible So this is your “path of Jesus” ?????? Mark 12:38-40

      38 In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
      39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
      40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”
      Is this not the same “lawyer” that stole his widow clients money? and now “for appearance’s sake offer long prayers”, called the name of Lungu? And this hypocrite Terrible who has now joined him in his evil and theft?!

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    @Terrible! your rantings are uncoordinated. surely there must something seriously wrong with your brain. the topic is on football, you start talking about eating nshima, is that normal!

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    @Terrible! your rantings are uncoordinated. surely there must be something seriously wrong with your brain. the topic is on football, you start talking about eating nshima, is that normal!

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    Now we know why this Prostitute was rewarded by Lungu with a Ministerial Post. Kampamba Mulenga bought votes for herself to win in Kalulushi as an MP and much more important she bought 12996 votes for Lungu. These votes were removed from HH’s total in Kalulushi.The UPND MP Candidate Mwalilino,sold these votes for money. Kampamba is a fraudulent MP while Lungu is a fraudulent President. HH is Right when he refuses to recognise Lungu the Vote Thief and Treasonist as a Legitimate President.# Let the Petition be heard in Court. Period.

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      You are unfortunately right …Lazy Lungu will never appoint smart young men in those positions for fear of being exposed as a dull lazy empty tin, he would rather have cadres, bootlickers and tins like her, Bowman, Sunday Chanda…

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    TERRIBLE temper temper …. who cares how many church services one attends today ? Does attending church make one holier than thou ? Once again the current political issues in Zambia have nothing to do with tribe , most of us citizens are concerned about the corruption and poverty in our country. Most of us compassionate people want a free and fair country for our children , a country free of greed, corruption and intimidation. Only the few are content with the poor governance and this is because they are a party to the thieving that’s been going on. Only a psychopath will rejoice in the suffering of the majority of Zambians. Mine is a passion for humanity and to save lives.

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      Lungus fake, false and hypocritical “Day of Prayer” must be condemned. Jesus told us about it –
      Mark 12:38-40
      38 In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,
      39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
      40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”
      Is this not the same “lawyer” that stole his widow clients money? and now “for appearance’s sake offer long prayers” called Lungu?

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    It is now a confirmed fact that some elements, local and international conspired to effect regime change in our nation. After deeming the PF govt. not “user friendly”, it was decided to replace it with a more compatible upnd govt. Massive funds and facilities were mobilised to achieve this unsavoury scheme but as fate would have it, the very democracy these protagonists preached outdid them; The privilege to choose leaders in our nation lies squarely with the people. Mulenga Kampamba and her govt. are on spot to pursue this vile development of fake news, tribalism, insults and media ethical disintegration. YOU MUST SQUEEZE THEM WITHOUT MERCY!!!

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    Zambian Citizen and this Terrible. There is no running away friends from the facts. A government in power with access to state resources and huge funding from our new colonizer, China, had to manipulate votes to win an election. Beneficiaries of corruption will fight hard to remain in power but for how long?

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      That election rigging rubbish is now a stale story, as is now a characteristic with the opposition and you its useless supporters: NONE OF YOUR ACCUSATIONS HAVE ESSENCE. YOU HAVE FAILED COUNTLESS TIMES TO PROVE YOUR FALSEHOODS IN THE COURTS. You ae just a bunch of bitter and disgrunled losers who have nothing to offer the people of Zambia. Empty tins make loud and futile noise!!! ECL and PF are right: DON’T WASTE TIME ON ARMCHAIR CRITICS HELLBENT ON RETARDING DEVELOPMENT!!!

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      @ Zambian Citizen, when have these allegations been brought to Court? We are still waiting for the PETITION to be HEARD!

      Or for HHs trial for TREASON?

      The fact is Lungu and his PF are VERY AFRAID of having anything brought to Court and we know why!

      They are THIEVES! they are actually the ones RETARDING DEVELOPMENT!!! by their THIEVING!!!

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      …yaba…there you go again. Comforting yourself with media rubbish thinking the PF are becoming unpopular. Reality shows a different story, only people in the 3.5 and the opposition supporters are complaining. One good example, last month I took a worker to Kanyama Level hospital and I was taken aback by it. Voters in Matero and these areas are so proud that they don’t have to go as far as UTH to get medical services. WHILE YOU FILL YOUR HEAD WITH RUBBISH ABOUT “CORRUPTION AND THIEVING”, VOTERS IN THE 6.5 ARE SEEING TANGIBLE CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES AND ARE NOTING THE CONTRIBUTION OF PF. Tell me Duno, who are those citizens going to vote for?? Your social media falsities and your useless opposition or the party that put a modern hospital at their doorstep???? Your are surely lost!!!

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    Next week, parliament will debate Article 282 which when enacted will mean govt. shall not borrow funds without the approval of parliament. To me this demonstrates the commitment the current govt. has towards democracy, transparency and development. THIS IS A PROGRESSIVE LAW and it proves how focused on democratic governance ECL and the PF are. Meanwhile the opposition and it’s backers and supporters have launched an new attack on the govt. in it’s bid to discredit it: now “corruption” is the weapon!!! As seen from the comments above, its naive and irrational supporters have completely ignored the tools of governance and development in our Amended Constitution and have blindly joined this madness of attacking the govt. and hope that it fails. Like the petition, the dictatorship: IT…

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    How many mobile phones is she displaying in front of her? It looks like she has a phone for each of her boy friends.

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    Now we know why this Prostitute and Nonentity was appointed Minister of Information by Lungu. Kampamba Mulenga did not only buy her ticket to Parliament as an MP but much more important she boosted Lungu’s votes by 12996 votes. No wonder she was appointed Minister of Information out of the blue. The must be a way to deal with Kampamba Mulenga and Mwalilino for this crime. This was a theft of votes and corruption by buying the votes. It explains why Kampamba Mulenga and Edgar Lungu have not commented on the Story. With such evidence in the Public domain Lungu should stop seeking Recognition from HH. Clearly Lungu stole the Election Victory from HH and is in Power illegally.Infact Lungu carried out a Coup on the Zambian Constitution and Electoral Law. No wonder Lungu has blocked the…

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    Bola Naikosa evidence audio is there.
    Say what u want and will believe what we have head. No smoke without fire mama

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    Answer me UP.NDonkeys, we know that you now organise tribal ceremonies to which U5 is invited. I mean TRIBAL ceremony where a few tribalists are invited, NOT TRADITIONAL ceremonies where Zambians are invited. Which tribal ceremony is under5 attending this weeken? So that when he comes back to Lusaka tomorrow he can call us cowards again…kikikikikiki

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      Terrible the only tribalist here is you and your comments are so childish and do not pertain to the subject. If the president refuses to attend our traditional ceremonies in his own country doesn t mean others should not attend. Keep politics away from traditional ceremonies and a people without culture are nothing at all. Go on wearing your borrowed cultures but leave us proud Zambians to ours. You are a wanna be.

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      I don’t think you are well in the brain mudala for real. Have yourself checked. Ka therapy filya.

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    SHAMELESS WORK OF DESPERATE AND DIRECTIONLESS UPND CARDERS ..STOP BEHAVING LIKE HEADLESS CHICKENS..
    I SAW ANOTHER FALSE COMMUNIQUE, FROM THE PIT OF DARKNESS, PURPORTING THAT THERE IS AN OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA IS SOME COMPOUNDS IN LUSAKA. WHY ARE YOU ALARMING CITIZENS …?

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      Is UPND the only opposition party in Zambia? that every comment and story should be blamed on them? Facts we Zambians are fed up with the goings on.

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    Where did Jameson fish out this loud puss.y from? She is ignorant, uncouth, repulsive etc! You bet she is also very loud in bed!

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    I can also see Mushota ERECTILE mashabe are still wrecking havoc in her skull! This girl or boy’s masalamusi are blasphemous to god, just how could any one person be endowed with such a monumental gift of stupi’dity?

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    Unfortunately, the fake news pasha’s of Zambia have no scruples. They also cyberbully any reader who responds against their lies. I found 2 tools from this site who just love, redirecting my postings on Lusakatimes to my name online. Why?

    Intelligent people should be able to take differing opinions in a mature democratic system. But savagery and primitive people have tempers that flare easily, and unfortunately, Fake News is a tool for them.

    I wonder if that statement published here is not fake? It’s not signed.

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    Madam Kampamba Mulenga why are u trying to use a microscope to find who is accusing u of stealing votes? Someone has freely presented himself and ready to give such evidence. Prime TV is able to help u. Can u sue that individual so that the case can come to rest. We the citizens are hearing a lot from the media. Why is this so in PF? U are confusing us now.

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    You are a disgrace! We are in a democracy let us express ourselves don live In the past….the dark ages when people worshpped their leaders. You are supposed to be our servant…check the meaning of minister but you have become Masters plus plunderers. Kambwili is saying the truth because you dinned with him…it’s like being betrayed by your best friend. It is not fake news MULENGA.

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    I take it people making claims that you were a prostitute is considered cyber bullying? This is what happens when you have no education under whatsoever and thrown into such a role. Whomever had a hand in giving you this job must have got their money’s worth and you must have been extremely good to them. Even with all the disgraceful things you say, Lungu will not fire you. You must be a wild one for them to keep you! Its a shame we have to listen to your nonsense till 2021 or until someone in leadership wises up! Bakabolala ba PF and their uneducated gang! All have one goal in common and that is to steal as much as they can before they lose power. But they forget that they have to say how they got rich so fast! Reason for accountants!

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    Bitch you stole votes and you think that’s a small issue. Just wait and see what will happen to you. You will never see 2021.

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    I find repugnant how Lungu and his thieves must insult the intelligence of the citizens of this country by uttering the drivel that they continue to in their defence. They must be sick to even imagine the populace believe the lies they tell after failing the electorate in the manner that they have. The must account for the scandalous deals from which they have enriched themselves while the majority of our people wallow in poverty. These are rapists of the very people they are supposed to protect.

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    Now that it is apparent why he pushed and invoked Article 31, it does not make sense to keep it in place. Lungu should swallow his pride and revoke it. As CK says the “hyena did defecate the grey hair”! His hands are not clean in the fire engines corruption. They must think the Zambian people are morons to continue to treat us with such disrespect. The writing is on the wall!

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    The Chief Government Spokesperson has also warned individuals who are writing falsehood stories. What are these? False stories???

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