THE Minster of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will not make any law or directive that would stifle the media in its ongoing effort against hate speech and fake news.
The Minister spoke in Lagos when he visited the headquarters of TV Continental.
Mohammed reiterated that “no government that stifles the press, ever succeeds” and that the Federal Government would not make laws or issue directive to gag the media.
He said the position of the government had been and remained that the industry should regulate itself.
He, therefore, stressed the need for media houses to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the provisions of their guiding codes to check the alarming rate of hate speech and fake news.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper