Hate Speech Bill: Nigerian editors state position

Editors under the aegis of the Nigerian Guild of Editors on Thursday, kicked against the Internet Manipulations and Hate Speech bills.

The Acting President of the Guild, Mustapha Isah, stated the group’s position in Sokoto State at the opening of the 15th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC).

“The Nigerian Guild of Editors is not in support and will never support fake news and hate speech.

“Our members are trained professionally.

“It is true that the social media space, like any other ecoystem, is being abused by some people,” he said.

He, however, said the guild was not in support of any move to “surreptitiously ” curtail press freedom.

Isah also advised government to work with critical stakeholders in the media industry to address the challenges relating to…

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