By Dean Workman
Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche. (Image Source: Premium Times NG)
According to a report by Leaders NG, the Nigerian Army has said that they have begun monitoring the activities of Nigerian citizens on social media. The Army, as revealed by the report, intends to identify social media users who are peddlers of fake news, hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information.
The revelation was made by Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche during an interview on Channels Television News on the 23rd of August 2017. This latest development comes just 2-days after Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, delivered a live national broadcast on the 21st of August 2017, which was met with numerous social media outbursts – according to Naij.com.
For Major General Enenche, the social media space has always been a challenge all over the world and for the military, it is no different in Nigeria.
“It is a double-edged sword,” he said when he appeared on Channels Television’s News At 10, hours after President Buhari met with service chiefs and ordered them to strengthen their operations.
“Imagine when the President came back and addressed the nation, 30 minutes later, a fake speech by the Commander-In-Chief was being circulated in order Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa