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SOCIAL MEDIA CAN CHANGE LIVES; DON’T UNDERESTIMATE IT-CHITAMBALA MWEWA

2019 Diamond Television Social Media personality of the year winner Chitambala Mwewa says people should stop underestimating the power of Social Media in transforming people’s lives.

Mr. Mwewa, who has made a name for himself on social media by offering pronunciation lessons in English on his Facebook page called Simon Mwewa Lane, believes people should take advantage of the business opportunity that Facebook and other social platform offers.

“Facebook is a multi billion dollar industry, people should move away from the notion that nivi Facebook chabe (it’s just Facebook), everyone has to take advantage of the potential that the platform offers,” Mr. Mwewa said.

Mr. Mwewa also took time to warm those with tendencies of victimizing others on social platforms to stop or face the wrath of the law.

“Social media is not there to bully, scandalize or victimize others, it’s there to connect with friends and families, we shouldn’t take advantage of social platforms to engage in criminal libel,” Mr. Mwewa warned

He said the goal of Facebook for instance, was clearly outlined by the owner Mark Zuckerberg in the Facebook policies and guidelines.

Model Alice Musukwa and socialite Ivanka Bianka have been involved in a social media spat in the past few days. Alice Musukwa (Above) is Miss Universe Zambia 2010. Picture coutesy of Alice’s Facebook page.

Mr. Mwewa also called on the youths in the country to use Facebook and other social platforms to benefit the country.

He said social platforms in other countries were used for income generating activities and not alienating innocent citizens in the name of freedom of expression.

Mr. Mwewa’s comments comes at a time when a good number of Zambian social media personalities are engaging themselves in defamatory activities on social platforms.

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Written by Hamatan Kachabe

Hamatan Kachabe is a Markerter, PR practioner and journalist trained from Zambia's highest learning institution, UNZA. He has keen interest in current affairs and trends in technology and ICT.

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