The Federal Government has maintained it will go ahead with the proposed social media regulation.
It said this was necessary to checkmate the surge of fake news, which it said almost plunged the nation into disintegration during the recent #ENDSARS protests.
Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said social media was used to guide arsonists and looters to certain properties.
He said: “This development has reinforced the campaign against fake news and disinformation, which we launched in 2018.
“As a matter of fact, as far back as 2017, when we dedicated that year’s National Council on Information to the issue of fake news and disinformation, we had been expressing concerns on the dangers posed by irresponsible use of the new media platform.
Credit: The Nation