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No, this tweet supporting the coup in Mali was not posted by Cabral Libii

Paru le lundi, 31 août 2020 16:02

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Recently, a picture that surfaced online showing a tweet praising the coup organized on August 18, 2020, in Mali was attributed to MP Cabral Libii, Member of Parti camerounais pour la réconciliation nationale (PCRN).

The tweet in the image reads: "the PCRN congratulates the Malian army for this act of bravery and patriotism. The Cameroonian army should be inspired by the Malian army that restored the dignity of Malians.”  

This post is not from the MP, however. Indeed, the tweet seen in the picture was posted by a certified account (usually recognized thanks to the small blue badge beside the name of the account) while the Cameroonian MP’s Twitter account is just a standard one.

Also, an automatic check with the JPEGsnoop free software shows that the picture is edited and not a real tweet. Above all, on August 19, 2020, the PCRN secretariat published a statement informing that this tweet was not from them.

Sylvain Andzongo

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