How to regulate social media

Social has virtually become a ground for spreading baseless and unconfirmed news that would temper Nigerians to series of crises. Some unscrupulous usage don’t want and unity in our country through disseminating unverified news ranging from killings people in a different part of the country, tribal conflicts, and so forth. They would share the said unauthentic news whether true or not because they don’t want to see Nigerians living in harmony regardless of religious or ethnic differences.

However, is being shared on the while the government keeps mute without bringing the agents of the said news to book, to serve as a deterrent to others. Furthermore, many sad incidents happen but peddlers of add flame to the said sad happenings. For instance, a sad development occurs in the southern or northern region of this country, as a result of these bad elements if one or five people are killed, they would intentionally start spreading that ten people have been killed. As such, our country would find itself in turmoil.

Nevertheless, is one of the roots of the major cause of the crises in this country. In a nutshell, I would like to call on the government to urgently take some measures to regulating the social as it is one of the major tools that causes disunity of the country.

Rotiaf Saheeb,

Department of the Mass

University of Maiduguri

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