Hideo Kojima, designer of the Metal Gear Solid video game series and Death Stranding, was the topic of social networks posts incorrectly implicating him of being included with the shooting of previous Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe The implicated shooter was apprehended after the violent act and has no ties to Kojima.
The well known video game designer is now threatening legal action over these incorrect claims. Kojima’s video game studio, Kojima Productions, tweeted Saturday stating it is thinking about legal option over the incorrect posts.
” #KojimaProductions highly condemns the spread of phony news and reports that communicate incorrect info,” the studio tweeted Saturday. “We do not endure such libel and will think about taking legal action sometimes.”
Abe was shot and eliminated Friday while offering a project speech in the city of Nara, 40 minutes east of Osaka, Japan. Authorities jailed 41- year-old Tetsuya Yamagami at the scene. He has actually supposedly been charged with murder.
Shortly after the shooting, individuals on confidential image board 4chan started distributing a photo of the supposed shooter, and wrongly recognized him as Kojima. The incorrect posts infected other social networks websites and news outlets in Greece and Iran apparently shared the unreliable details
Police supposedly continue to examine the intention behind the shooting. Abe two times functioned as Japan’s prime minister. He held the workplace for one year in 2007 and once again from 2012 and 2020.