The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has refuted insinuations that government may be trying to stifle freedom of expression in the country. He stated that rather, the government is working at curbing hate speech which has been on the rise.
The Minister made this known during an interview on Channels Television’s Breakfast Programme, Sunrise Daily. “Those saying that the government is going to clamp on the freedom of the press, I think they are just exaggerating the issue.
He said, “Secondly, the report crediting the military that they will be monitoring the social media to me I think it is something that the military does all over the world – Monitoring speeches, monitoring actions just to balance and to ensure that there is no security threat. It does not mean that the military is going to arrest anybody or prosecute anybody.”
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