FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEGINS CLEAN UP OF SOCIAL MEDIA SPACE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEGINS CLEAN UP OF SOCIAL MEDIA SPACE

The Federal Government is set to sanitize the social media space to curtail fake news and hate speech.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed at a press conference in Abuja said Federal Government would implement reforms in the broadcast industry and sanction any defaulting broadcast media.

The broadcast media reform will extend to the social media space, which he described as ‘totally out of control’.

lIn addition, he lamented that no responsible government would sit back, allow activities such as fake news, and hate speech, which is capable of setting the country on fire, to continue without being checked.

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