In Quake-Rattled Albania, Government Detains Journalists on Fake News Charges after Aftershocks Warning


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Two Albanian journalists were taken into custody early Monday for an alleged hoax in “publishing the fake news, and causing panic among the citizens” about seismic activity, according to police.

Albanian reporters Aurel Rakipllari of and Daniela Grica of Gazeta Shekulli were questioned in relation to false warnings that a magnitude-6 aftershock was predicted to shake the nation’s capital near midnight on Sunday, authorities said.

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