According to the statement issued by the Office of the President, some social media users are misusing the modern technologies to forge the text of the decrees issued by the Presidential Palace and use the open environment of social media for its publish and promotion.
Calling such steps as amoral and illegal, the Palace said the publication of such topics disrupts the minds of the people, warning that forgery is a violation of law and will accompany prosecution.
The Palace also called on social media users to immediately remove the forged decrees and clarify people regarding the forgery of the documents, insisting that those who have received wrong information that has led to their anxiety, have the right to be briefed and apologized.
There has been a significant advancement in access to internet since 2002 facilitating the youths of the country to have access to internet and social media.
The youths, civil and rights activists and politicians see the potential for social media to become a major forum for public engagement.
Facebook and Twitter are the two most popular social media networks in Afghanistan where majority of the youths have subscribed. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES