CLOSE
Loading...
12° Nicosia,
25 July, 2024
 
Home  /  News

Paphos woman arrested after TikTok video

Police officers file complaint against influencer citing privacy breach, she is alleging corruption

Newsroom

A local TikToker in Paphos is being accused of spreading fake news following the publication of video content on social media about police officers and city officials.

According to police, a 41-year-old woman from Paphos was arrested on Wednesday on charges of making threats, publishing fake news, and publicizing private information.

The woman, who posts content on Tik Tok and Facebook, reportedly posted at least one video that drew official complaints from two police officers. According to Reporter, the woman had published a number of videos and shared screenshots of friend requests she had received.

The woman, who posts content on Tik Tok and Facebook, reportedly published a number of videos and shared screenshots of friend requests she had received

Local media said the officers filed two separate complaints against the suspect citing privacy breach and the use of insults. It was understood that their names and photos were included in her posts that were made public.

According to legal experts, it is not unlawful to record people in public, including law enforcement agents on duty from a safe distance, as it is not reasonable to have an expectation of privacy in such situations.

But members of Cyprus Police have in the past raised concerns over their right to privacy while on the job, with some officers even detaining individuals over concerns that video or audio may appear on social media, thus reposting their information in the public domain.

Police said the detained TikToker was arrested on court warrants while according to Reporter, the Greek Cypriot woman was expected to be released later in the day.

The woman is arguing that police officers and high ranking officials in her town are involved in cover ups and corruption, according to local media.

TAGS
Cyprus  |  Paphos  |  TikTok  |  Facebook  |  social media  |  privacy  |  police  |  corruption  |  fake news

News: Latest Articles

X