NIGERIA: Hate Speech, Fake News Big Threat To National Security – Gov. El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has identified hate speech and fake news as the biggest threats to national security.
El-Rufai, who called for collective action in tackling the menaces, made the observation when he received Maj-Gen. Anthony Alolagbe, the new Commander, Operation Safe Haven, a special task force established in 2010 in Plateau.
“There is need to curtail the emerging trend of using social media to create crisis in the country.I think collectively we have to fight it and discourage those behind it by arresting and prosecuting them,” he said.
El-Rufai who disclosed that the social media had been used to incite people to violence in the state warned that the government would not condone that anymore.
“In this state, we will not allow anyone engage in propagation of hate speech and fake news; there is provision in the penal code in Kaduna state that deals with that.”

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