Rapheal Magyezi falls victim of Facebook hoax asks government to toughen social media laws

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The proprietor of the famous togikwatako has seen days, he was recently announced to be bed ridden by Facebook bloggers.  The Member of Parliament for Igara West County, Raphael Magyezi was over the weekend publicized on various social media platforms that he had been poisoned and hospitalized in critical condition.

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Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local Government on Monday, Magyezi has asked government to implement tougher regulations on social media, following what he called fake reports about his health last week.

“There is misuse of social media and as Members of Parliament we need to go back and find out if there is something we need to do to ensure that as we promote it as a tool of development. We should equally ensure that those exercising their rights on those platforms do not step over the rights and freedom of others,” said Magyezi.

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