Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central district at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is trying to regulate social media.
Recall that minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government was working on regulating social media.
Sani speaking on the development said Buhari’s government plan to regulate social media is not to checkmate hate speech but to stifle freedom of speech by Nigerians.
On his Twitter page, he wrote: “The efforts to regulate social media is not primarily about checkmating fake news, hate speeches or defamation, but majorly about stifling freedom of speech and expression and the right to question power and hold it to account.”
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