Tanzanian public broadcaster fires staff for fake Trump news

Mar 16, Dodoma: The Tanzanian public broadcaster TBC has suspended nine of its staff for airing a hoax story saying that US President Donald Trump had praised President John Magufuli’s performance.

The article appeared on a website called Fox Channel. The story, which was broadcast last week, said Mr Trump called Mr Magufuli an “African hero” compared to other leaders who are “doing nothing”.
A statement from TBC said editorial procedures had not been followed.The broadcaster’s Director General Ayub Rioba said that the station should have verified the information before broadcasting.

The story said that the US president had called on other African leaders to follow Mr Magufuli’s example with his emphasis on good governance and his war against corruption.

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