Parliamentary secretary files fake news complaint to the police
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Parliamentary secretary files fake news complaint to the police

Facebook also asked to take action

Silvio Schembri.

Silvio Schembri.

Silvio Schembri, parliamentary secretary for financial services and the digital economy, has filed a report to the police Cybercrime Unit after a so-called company using the name Nexus posted adverts in which it falsely claimed endorsement by the secretariat.

The advert featured a spam article posted on a site called Major News claiming Mr Schembri’s endorsement to a 'Bitcoin Revolution'.

"This matter has also been referred to Facebook to take action from their end" te secretariat said.

Mr Schembri denied making the endorsement.

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