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BREAKING: FG fights Nigerians, set to censor social media

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Federal government war against fake news mongers set to begin as it announced readiness to sanitize social media.

According to Lai Mohammed, to emulate global information standards like the United Kingdom, Singapore and other jurisdictions, it has become obvious to sanitize the platform.

He refuted insinuation in circulation that the government’s plans are to gag press or stifle the media.

While briefing in a meeting on Tuesday, Mohammed noted the government will never allow anarchists to take over the nation’s airwaves and media space.

He said: “Gentlemen, since we launched our reform of the broadcast industry, many Nigerians have reached out to us, demanding that we also look into how to sanitize the Social Media space.”

“I can assure you that we are also working on how to inject sanity into the Social Media space which, today, is totally out of control.

”No responsible government will sit by and allow fake news and hate speech to dominate its media space, because of the capacity of this menace to exploit our national fault lines to set us against each other and trigger a national conflagration.”

“That is why we will continue to evolve ways to tackle fake news and hate speech until we
banish both.

“Therefore, Gentlemen, we once again seek your support for our efforts to banish fake news and hate speech from our media space.”

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