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Kojima Productions responds to false news reports linking founder to Shinzo Abe assassination

Kojima Productions responds to false news reports linking founder to Shinzo Abe assassination

Update 7/10/22: Responding to false news reports that Hideo Kojima somehow perpetrated the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kojima Productions has tweeted that the company “strongly condemns the spread of fake news and rumors that convey false information.” The company continues, “We do not tolerate such libel and will consider taking legal action in some cases.”

Such legal action would likely be complicated by the international character of the game of telephone which led to news outlets reporting on a right wing French politician’s shockingly irresponsible tweeting in response to a 4Chan hoax. I can only imagine the shock and horror of looking down at your phone and seeing news outlets in another country claiming you shot a former head of government.

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