SI students threatened over FB post

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BY BEN BILUA

SOME Solomon Islands students had received threats over a Facebook post which had provoked users from Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

A recent post on Facebook had attracted hundreds of comments from SI and PNG nationals.

The trend in comments turned nasty after heated exchanges between FB users from both countries.

Certain FB users from PNG threatened to harm students from Solomon Islands studying in PNG in retaliation to provocative remarks by SI users.

It is reported that SI students studying at the University of PNG had actually received threats thereafter.

In an interview with this paper, one of the students Ms Brenda Atani said the situation has died down but Solomon Islands students especially women and girls are still traumatised over the affair.

“We heard some of the students from PNG mentioned something similar to the post and start threatening us.

“This is very bad as most of us are innocent and have no connection with what is going on Facebook,” she said.

Atani strongly recommends Solomon Islanders to be mindful when commenting on social media.

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