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Algeria arrests man who impersonated PM on Facebook

Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algeria’s new Prime Minister [Algérie résumé des infos/Facebook]
Image of Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune [Algérie résumé des infos/Facebook]

Algerian security services announced yesterday that they had arrested a man who was impersonating Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Facebook, Alwasat.net reported.

Spokesperson of the ministerial council, Ahmed Madani, said: “We will close the false [Facebook] page which published incorrect information.”

In a statement, the ministerial council said: “After closing the false Facebook page that impersonated the prime minister, we let all mass media know that Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune has no page on this website.”

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The statement stressed that the prime minister is not going to have a Facebook account bearing his name, noting that the person who committed the crime was arrested and is being questioned.

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