Reports reaching OYOGIST.com shows that some top traditional rulers from the south west have supported the Federal Government’s Plan to Regulate Social media in Nigeria.
They made this known in a communique issued after a meeting with the Presidency.
The Communique Reads thus;“We recognise the damaging and negative impact of fake/false news and worry about its destructive and dangerous potency of fake news. We call on the Federal Government to use the instrumentality of existing laws and those regulations bench-marked from other countries to provide safeguards against the spread of fake news. 2015 Cyber Act will also be fully used,”
“Federal Government should ensure that technology is used effectively for the advancement of the Nigerian security and not its destruction by working with the technology cum social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. The regime of checks and gatekeeping should be fully employed,” it added.