Fake News Sites Have Been Posting Stories Claiming The Metal Gear Solid Creator Had Assassinated Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Metal Gear Solid Creator Hideo Kojima Announces He'll Sue Fake News Outlets Over False Articles
The creator of the popular Konami franchise Metal Gear Solid, Hideo Kojima, has announced plans to sue fake news sites and outlets in America, Europe, and Asia after they claimed the video game developer had assassinated the former Japanese Prime Minister.
week the former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, was gunned down
in Japan by a former member of the Japanese Self Defence Force
(JSDF), Tetsuya Yamagami, using a pipe gun.
images from the fake articles spread to Iranian, Greek, and French
fake article claims that Kojima had set the former JSDF soldier up,
comparing it to one of the games in his Metal Gear Solid series
the game you play as Big Boss, a mercenary in Costa Rica hired to
investigate covert activity in the country and neighbouring
Along the way he encounters a rival mercenary named Kazuhira Miller: A
Japanese-American mercenary who served with the JSDF.
is claimed by the fake news outlets that this is all the proof needed
to implicate the former Konami money-maker despite Peacewalker
releasing in 2010, 12 years before Shinzo was assassinated.
Kojima is quoted as saying: “I strongly condemn the spread of fake
news and rumours that convey false information, I will not tolerate
such libel and will be taking legal action”.