Revealed Lai Mohammed’s Plan to Police Social Media ,

A body, The National Council on Information (NCI), in a communique released on Friday after an end of an extraordinary meeting in Jos on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity has recommended the setting up a Council to regulate the use of the social media in the country.

The fear is that due to the widespread use of social media during the 2015 elections and the reliance on people on news spread on social media over conventional news, that there could be an exploitation with fake news and hate speech dominating the sphere.

The Council also recommended that Information managers at state level should open a website to counter report of any misinformation posted by social media as quickly as the hate speeches, misinformation and fake news are posted.

The Council  is chaired by the  Minister of information Mr. Lai Mohammed.

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