Centre records 387 Hate Speech instances in November

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said it tracked and documented a total of 387 Hate and dangerous speech instances on Facebook and Twitter handles across the country in November.

Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, disclosed this at a Post-Gubernatorial Election Press briefing organised by the Centre and supported by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Thursday in Lokoja, Kogi State.

A bill seeking death sentence for anybody found guilty of hate speech is currently before the Senate. This bill was sponsored by a senator from Niger State. Aliyu Abdullahi.

Mr Ibrahim said the speech incidents were tracked by the centre’s trained monitors stationed across different parts of the country.

“Our analysis established…

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