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Inspired by China’s Example, Nigeria’s Information Minister Wants to Regulate Social Media

AFP.

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, sparked widespread outrage on Tuesday when he called for the government to step in and begin to censor online content. “If we don’t regulate social media, it will destroy us,” he told a House committee. “The biggest challenge facing Nigeria today is fake news and misinformation,” Minister Mohammed told legislators.

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