by Linda Ikeji
Nigerians have reacted to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s call for the regulation of social media in the country.
Recall that the Minister who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to defend the 2021 budget proposal on Tuesday October 27, had stated that the biggest challenge facing the country is the issue of fake news and misinformation.
The Minister stated that China has no google, Facebook and Instagram as everything is “well censored and well regulated. ” He warned that the next war that will be fought in the country and across the globe may be fought through social media. He also pointed out that #EndSARS protesters mobilized using social media.
Some Nigerians have however pointed out the flaws in Lai Mohammed’s insistence on social media regulation. Here are some tweets below;