Misinformation recently sparked outrage in the northern administration when a manipulated video of Interior Minister Dursun Oguz discussing property sales was spread on social media, falsely suggesting he questioned the state’s existence. In response, the ministry is taking action by enacting legislation to prevent unregistered property transactions and combat misinformation, emphasizing the importance of transparency and accuracy in its operations.
social media impersonators
Social media has taken the lead as Cyprus’s top news source, with 70% of the population relying on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for their daily information. Traditional media outlets, such as TV, news websites, print media, and radio, are being surpassed by the digital shift, highlighting the need for adaptation in the evolving landscape of news dissemination.
Beware of a scam involving a fake Facebook page posing as Larnaca Airport, offering lost luggage for sale at €2.99. Hermes Airports confirms this is a fraud, and the scam used stolen images to appear credible. Always verify social media accounts and be wary of offers that seem too good to be true to protect your personal information.