The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed has mentioned that the Federal Government is going to sanitize the social media.
He mentioned the regulation will, nevertheless, be according to world finest practices as obtainable within the United Kingdom, Singapore and different jurisdictions.
He mentioned the federal government has no plans to gag the press or stifle the media as being insinuated.
Mohammed made the clarifications at a briefing.
He mentioned the federal government won’t ever enable anarchists to take over the nation’s airwaves and media area.
He mentioned: “Gentlemen, since we launched our reform of the broadcast business, many Nigerians have reached out to us, demanding that we additionally look into how to sanitize the Social Media area. “I can guarantee you that we’re additionally engaged on how to inject sanity into the Social Media area which, today, is completely uncontrolled
” No accountable authorities will sit by and permit pretend information and hate speech to dominate its media area, due to the capability of this menace to exploit 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 ways to sort out fake information and hate speech till we
“Therefore, Gentlemen, we as soon as once more search your help for our efforts to banish fake information and hate speech from our media area.”