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…No more abusive posts on Twitter, Instgram, Facebook, etc – FG

 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government will soon begin the regulation of the social media. According to him, the social media lacks sanity and as such, needs to be tamed.

Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed

He gave the statement during a press conference in Abuja.

According to Lai Mohammed, no responsible government would sit back and allow such activities capable of setting the country on fire to continue unchecked.

“It has reached a level that the government may just no longer fold its arms and allow this to continue,” he said.

The minister also said no amount of attacks or criticism would stop the government from implementing the tougher sanctions for broadcast stations who breach the nation’s broadcast code especially as it concerns the dissemination of fake news as well as inciteful and divisive comments which were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

He assured stakeholders that responsible journalists have nothing to fear as the government’s intention is not to gag the media.

He said the intention of the government was to restore sanity to the nation’s airwave.

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