Haitian Economy and Finance Minister Jude Alix Patrick Solomon distances himself…

first_imgEconomy and Finance Minister Jude Alix Patrick Solomon distances himself from fake news web site. Minister says a fake website is responsible for false information against himFake websiteEconomy and Finance Minister Jude Alix Patrick Solomon on Monday distanced his ministry from a fake website on social media which he said is being used “to spread false information and make allusions that have nothing to do with the Minister”.In a statement, Solomon said the Minister of the Economy and Finance (MEF) is aware of two fake Facebook accounts in his name and created by unidentified individuals.“In these accounts, counterfeiters spread false information and make allusions that have nothing to do with the Minister,” the statement said, adding that the minister “does not have any account on Facebook and disclaims any liability for information or actions emanating from these accounts.“The MEF reminds the authors of these false accounts that their act constitutes an identity theft, therefore a crime under public law punishable by both the laws of the Republic of Haiti and the international conventions on the rights to identification.”The statement noted that as a result, the authorities have set in motion efforts “to prosecute these persons and bring them to justice”.last_img read more