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The Federal Government has commenced moves to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act in a bid to regulate the activities of online media in the country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said he told the House of Representatives to enact a law on the regulation of social media at a public hearing organised by the lower legislative chamber.

The public hearing was organised by the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values on a bill to amend the NBC Act.

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He asked the lawmakers to amend the NBC Act to empower the agency to regulate social and online media in addition to other channels of broadcasting.

The minister said: “I want to add here specifically that internet broadcasting and all online media should be included in this because we have a responsibility to monitor contents, including Twitter.”

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