FG orders security agencies to monitor social media posts of ‘prominent Nigerians’

0
305

The federal government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through social media.

photo credit: google

The order was given at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, had described the trend of hate speech on social media as worrisome.

“Relevant security agencies should as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches through the social media, particularly by some notable Nigerians,” Ali said.

The development comes one year after Lai Mohammed, minister of information, vowed that the current administration would not regulate social media.

“We have said it before and we want to re-state it: the federal government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom. Even the social media, with its warts and all, will neither be regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” he had said in January 2017.

 

Source- TheCable

SHARE
Previous articleSOME JUDICIAL DECISIONS AFFECTING PRESS FREEDOM IN NIGERIA
Next articleNBC queries stations for broadcasting inciting contents
The Institute for Media and Society is an independent, non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. The institute was established in April 2000. In establishing the organization, we considered and were convinced of such issues as: the inter-relationship between the well-being of a society and its media as well as between the state of the media and the responsiveness and growth of societal institutions. the institutionalization of democracy and development in Nigeria being nourished by a free and pluralistic media structure, culture and environment.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here