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Social media hate contents huge threat to peaceful co-existence — NOA

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 Dr Garba Abari the Director General National Orientation Agency NOA on Tuesday said social media contents were filled with hate and divisive contents posing huge threat to the existence of the country He made the remark at the opening of Stream 2 Capacity Building Workshop on Social Media Innovations and Online Reputation Management in Abuja The workshop was organised by African Media Network AMNETT in collaboration with Nigerian Press Council NPC Abari said there was need for caution on what people post on social media as the political landscape in the country was getting set for electioneering campaigns in the build up to the 2019 general elections He added that NOA and other relevant agencies were working to manage the situation and called for responsible and responsive media to tackle speeches that might cause or aggravate problems in the country Mr Aniekan Umanah the President of AMNETT said the growth of social media users in the country could only be managed He however warned Nigerians to be mindful of the security implications of overexposure on the internet stressing that social media users should also be mindful of cyber law and respond accordingly Edited by Hadiza Mohammed Aliyu NAN
Social media hate contents huge threat to peaceful co-existence — NOA

Garba Abari

Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), on Tuesday, said social media contents were filled with hate and divisive contents, posing huge threat to the existence of the country.

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Capacity Building Workshop

He made the remark at the opening of Stream 2 Capacity Building Workshop on Social Media Innovations and Online Reputation Management in Abuja.

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African Media Network

The workshop was organised by African Media Network (AMNETT) in collaboration with Nigerian Press Council (NPC).

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Abari said there was need for caution on what people post on social media as the political landscape in the country was getting set for electioneering campaigns in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

He added that NOA and other relevant agencies were working to manage the situation and called for responsible and responsive media to tackle speeches that might cause or aggravate problems in the country.

Aniekan Umanah

Mr Aniekan Umanah, the President of AMNETT, said the growth of social media users in the country could only be managed.

He, however, warned Nigerians to be mindful of the security implications of overexposure on the internet, stressing that social media users should also be mindful of cyber law and respond accordingly.


Edited by: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu
(NAN)

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