Controversy in Vélez-Málaga by the response of the official profile of the City Council on Facebook to a neighbor who demanded more police surveillance for the coronavirus

Controversy in Vélez-Málaga by the response of the official profile of the City Council on Facebook to a neighbor who demanded more police surveillance for the coronavirus

Controversy in Vélez-Málaga on account of the comments published by the official profile of the City Council on the social network Facebook in response to a neighbor who demanded more surveillance for the state of alarm against the coronavirus. "Well, the police should walk more on the roads, today I have seen 3 people riding a bike," was the text published by Lucía Molina on the municipal page. Just eight minutes later, he received the following response from the official profile: "Maybe they were going to work, but in any case buy a water gun and shoot them."

Immediately, the rejections of this message followed one another and endorsing the demand of this neighbor that the local police officers control more intensely the fulfillment of the confinement decreed by the central government to stop the pandemic. Thus, the same official profile rewrote another message to justify itself: «The sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and not take everything badly by system. If I have offended you and had already bought the water pistol, I allow you to shoot me with it.

After the stir and the consultation, among others of this newspaper, to the press office of the bipartite government team, PSOE and GIPMTM, the same official page has hung a message in which it maintains that it has been 'hacked'. «For a few hours the Facebook account of the Municipality of Vélez-Málaga has suffered a security breach and some comments have appeared that are totally unrelated to the administration of said account. We regret any confusion this situation may have caused and we apologize. We have already regained control of the account and we are implementing better security measures so that such a situation does not recur. Thank you very much for understanding

However, this message has not convinced the users of the network, who have reproached that it is "an excuse". From the main opposition party, the PP, they have demanded explanations from the local government. ?It is not only a shame, it is absolutely a lack of respect and education. Obviously, his unfortunate conduct will not remain in this public complaint, I demand Moreno Ferrer to immediately apologize to this neighbor. When this emergency situation passes, we will demand responsibilities and the opening of a disciplinary file ", wrote the popular spokesman, Francisco Delgado, on his Facebook profile.

Mayor's apology message

For its part, on the social network Facebook, a 'screenshot' of a conversation through WhatsApp between a neighbor and the mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer (PSOE), has circulated, in which he says "Mr. Mayor, this is how covid is not fought -19 "referring to the comments made by the official profile of the City Council. The socialist councilor responds: "Good morning. The company that runs the networks is right to tell me that the worker who has put it up has apologized. I have left them. We are human and we must understand that sometimes we err. I ask them."

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