The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to sanitize the social media space to curtail fake news and hate speech.
This was announced on Tuesday, October 29th by the Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed at a press conference in Abuja.
According to Mohammed, the Federal government will implement reforms in the broadcast industry and sanction any defaulting broadcast media. He added that the regulation will be in line with global best practices as obtainable in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and other countries.
Mohammed said no responsible government would sit back and allow activities such as fake news and hate speech, which is capable of setting the country on fire, to continue unchecked.