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Insecurity: Zamfara govt warns against fake news and hate speeches

Zamfara state government has warned against peddling fake news and hate speeches on social and other conventional media platforms. The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji…

Zamfara state government has warned against peddling fake news and hate speeches on social and other conventional media platforms.

The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Muhammad Danjari Kotorkoshi, gave the warning during a one day seminar for the review of 2018 social media activities in the state.

He said using social media or other conventional or traditional oufits to promote  violence and fake news would not be tolerated and the abusers of platforms would be detected and punished.

“The National Council of Information comprising all state Commissioners for Information and Minister of Information met in Kaduna and devised ways to stop the abuse of social media platforms by Nigerians,” he said.

The Emir of Gusau Alhaji Ibrahim Bello said social media should not be used as a tool to pull down political opponents or promote hatred among the citizens.

In his remarks, the acting Director General of Social Media, Directorate of Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication in the state, Dahiru Samaila Mafara, said  proper information dessimination across communities in the state has become inevitable.

“You will agree with me that at this very crucial moment when insecurity is biting the state harder the significance of social media in promoting peace cannot be underestimated,” he added.

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