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Why Nigerian govt insists on social media regulation – Shehu Sani



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A former representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has condemned the Federal Government’s planned move to regulate social media in Nigeria.

The federal government had said it would regulate social media to check spread of fake news, hate speech or defamation.

But Senator Sani, in a tweet on Wednesday in his verified Twitter account, @ShehuSani, disagreed with the reasons the Federal Government gave for its move to regulate the social media.

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The senator 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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