WhatsApp group admins in Kenya will be held responsible for the spread of falsehood and hate speech within their groups.

According to a report by techweez, in an elections preparedness stakeholder’s breakfast meeting held yesterday, Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya Director General, Francis Wangusi said that WhatsApp group admins will be held responsible for the “spread of falsehood and hate speech” within their groups.

Wangusi said that group admins have the mandate to ensure that members of the group do not spread any form of hate speech, rumours or fake news. “We have identified 21 County WhatsApp platforms and we have indicated to their administrators that they have to take action before we deal with them,” he said…