The official Facebook page of Mosaique FM, Tunisia’s most popular radio station, was hacked yesterday night by a group calling themselves “Fallega.” According to Eya Frioui, a reporter at Mosaique FM, the page, boasting nearly five hundred thousand fans, was hacked yesterday at 8:00pm.
According to Frioui, this is not the group’s first attempt to disrupt the site. “They tried to hack our web site before but they failed. The hackers do not agree with our ideas and orientations, that’s why they hacked us,” she stated.
Frioui further accused the hackers of using the page to spread fallacious information with Islamist bias. “They started a poll about using Shariaa as a source of law for the constitution. They forged the results, saying that people are for it.”
The hackers however have denied these allegations, stating that Mosaique FM had conducted the poll regarding Shariaa as a source of law for the constitution independently, and had intended to manipulate the results. Accordingly, they stated that they issued their own poll on the site to expose the truth concerning the Tunisian people’s position vis-à-vis Shariaa law.
Mosaique FM is the first private radio station in Tunisia. The radio station was launched on November 7, 2003.