8 Sep 2015

Tonga considers cyber clampdown to end abuse

8:12 pm on 8 September 2015
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The Tonga Government says it might block social media websites in the country to try to control pornography, money laundering and verbal squabbles between youth.

This comes as Tonga looks at ways to fight cyber crime.

The acting chief executive of the Internal Affairs Ministry, 'Onetoto 'Anisi, says they have the ability to block websites if that is what it takes to put a stop to abuse of the internet.

The Government has social websites such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter in mind.

Radio Tonga reports a national committee has been established due to the growing concern about youth abusing Tonga's fast new internet access and Mr 'Anisi says this body will make a decision.

He says there is a hope internet use could be barred to anyone under the age of 20.