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Ayade Seeks Regulation Of Social Media

The governor of the state of Cross River, Ben Ayade, called for the regulation of social networks in the country.

The governor spoke Wednesday at the National Broadcasting Summit this year with the theme: Broadcasting and democracy: emerging security imperatives, organized by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Calabar, the state capital.

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Ayade attributed most of the tension on insecurity in the land to the uncontrolled use of social networks. He noted that other countries, such as China, are regulating it.

The governor, who said that the spread of falsehood must be sanctioned, added that the situation was causing division in the country.

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He also said that false information threatens security, adding that if social networks are allowed to continue without control, the country would not have the kind of peace it has been enjoying.

The president of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM, senior chief Raymond Dokpesi, called for greater openness and transparency in the management of the nation by its leaders.

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