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Fake news I was appalled about how people reacted to a video posted recently on social media concerning our Muslim brothers and sisters in Fiji. It is clear that the
04 Jan 2018 14:21
LETTER OF THE MONTH

Fake news

I was appalled about how people reacted to a video posted recently on social media concerning our Muslim brothers and sisters in Fiji.

It is clear that the purveyors of this forum want to incite hatred using fake news like this to capture people’s attention.

The original video was cut and the message distorted in an obvious attempt to generate racial hatred and disharmony within our communities.

Any intelligent person who understands Hindi and watches the full video will understand how these devious operators have taken these statements, delivered as figures of speech and completely twisted their intent.

What truly concerns me is how easy it was for this video, which was clearly fake news, to fool so many people so easily.

Intelligent people are in no way fooled by these little tricks used to edit pictures and video.

We all know that Fiji is legendary around the world because we continue to be the way the world should be, with our peaceful people, kind smiles and big hearts.

This sort of manufactured hate is designed specifically to cause antagonism against people who simply wish to live side by side with each other in harmony.

It is my plea to all concerned to please refrain from using religion and race as a means to divide us for your own nefarious gain.

We are not stupid enough to fall for these tricks. God bless Fiji and all Fijians.

Arnold Chanel will receive a Philips 1L Rice Cooker. (His letter was published on December 8, 2017)



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