Rumors And False Social Media News Proliferate In Samoa As Election Crisis Remains Unresolved

Rumors And False Social Media News Proliferate In Samoa As Election Crisis Remains Unresolved

In the face of Samoa's political crisis, several dangerously false news items on social media are widely shared in Samoa. One such post states that China has taken over ownership of Samoa's Faleolo Airport.

Raghavan Mayur
  • The Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) is a State-Owned Enterprise with a governing board that sets direction and oversees the operations of Samoa's Faleolo International Airport led by its CEO and Management.
  • The SAA has sent a strong message to correct the fake news now circulating.
  • The post, written in the Samoan language, claims that people wanting to be vaccinated went to Faleolo Airport on 29th May 2021 and were turned away by Chinese nationals who told them Faleolo International Airport was under Chinese ownership.
  • The Ministry of Health has already issued the vaccination program for Samoa. They have just completed the Sagaga 1-4 constituencies and issued a warning against false information.

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