Rabuka reveals that SODELPA does not have a social media policy
February 9, 2018 8:36 pm
SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka has now revealed for the first time that his party does not have a Social Media policy.
However Rabuka’s claim is being contradicted by his own party General Secretary Adi Litia Qionibaravi who earlier this week stated that the party in fact does have a social media policy that needs to be followed by all SODELPA party members.
But Rabuka insists SODELPA members are free to post or comment on any issue on Social Media without any restrictions in place.
Rabuka says there are no social media guidelines in place for party members.
“For us as a party there is no discipline platform laid for how they use it and because it’s a personal one so everyone will have to answer to it personally on whatever they put on social media so the party is not responsible.”
Rabuka says Social Media is a platform where people tend to voice their concerns and issues.
“This is my view I’m an aspiring candidate and that’s the way I think and I believe and a lot of them are much better more academically qualified than I am but perhaps have not lived as long as I have and because of my experience in life.”
Lynda Tabuya says that social media allows people to freely express themselves.
“Many many people are on social media so really it is in the public interest that it remains that it should be used freely to express free speech but on the other hand people should be mindful of the balance they should strike regarding the privacy rights of individual.”
Even though given the opportunity to do so neither Rabuka nor Tabuya made any comments about the man who started this controversy for SODELPA.
Mosese bulitavu admits he shared a doctored video about the prime minister and made derogatory remarks about him based on the fake video which he then shared with thousands of people on social media.
Bulitavu claims he does not know who made the fake video.
However neither Bulitavu, Rabuka, Tabuya nor anyone else from SODELPA has shown any signs of remorse or repentance for the posting of contemptible fake news about the prime minister on social media.
It’s not known if Adi Litia has revealed to her party members and the leader, the party social media policy that only she seems to be aware of.
Meanwhile the Party yesterday launched their official website.