The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed has stated that the Federal Government goes to sanitize the social media.
He stated the regulation will, nevertheless, be according to international finest practices as obtainable within the United Kingdom, Singapore and different jurisdictions.
He stated the federal government has no plans to gag the press or stifle the media as being insinuated.
Mohammed made the clarifications at a briefing a couple of minutes in the past.
He stated the federal government won’t ever permit anarchists to take over the nation’s airwaves and media house.
He stated: “Gentlemen, since we launched our reform of the published business, many Nigerians have reached out to us, demanding that we additionally look into the best way to sanitize the Social Media house. “I can guarantee you that we’re additionally engaged on the best way to inject sanity into the Social Media house which, right now, is completely uncontrolled
” No accountable authorities will sit by and permit faux information and hate speech to dominate its media house, due to the capability of this menace to take advantage of our nationwide fault traces to set us towards one another and set off a nationwide conflagration.
“That is why we are going to proceed to evolve methods to deal with faux information and hate speech till we
“Therefore, Gentlemen, we once again seek your support for our efforts to banish fake news and hate speech from our media space.”