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Lawmaker jailed for sharing fake news

Alain Lobognan, an Ivorian MP and ex-sports minister has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $520 for spreading fake news that incited violence.

Mr Lobognan had tweeted, on the 9th of January, 2019, that the state prosecutor had ordered the arrest of a fellow MP. But the prosecutor said this was not the case and the tweet had caused demonstrations and violent clashes.

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