January 4, 2013

Kenya working with Interpol to fight hate SMS

Kenya is working with Interpol to trace people sending hate text messages from across Kenyan borders. Standard Digital reports.

quotemarksright.jpgInformation Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said that network providors will also be held accountable over hate texts messages emanating from their network.

... “We cannot stop inciters sending messages on our network using the Internet messaging services. But we can monitor who is resending them if they are registered and where they are doing it from,” the source who works in a techincal department in one of the four mobile companies told the Standard in an interview.

.. This is now set to pile fresh pressure on the sector regulator, which in the recent months issued guidelines restricting sending of bulk unsolicited messages in a bid to fight cases of hate speech and incitements. Consumers were to only receive messages from sources they have accepted and can opt out when they want.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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