Youtube suspends Emmanuel TV for hate speech, violations
Youtube, an online video-sharing platform owned by Google, has suspended popular Christian television channel, Emmanuel TV, the YouTube channel belonging to Pastor Temitope Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations
NFVCB vows to sanitise system as hate speech comes to fore
Rising from its one day meeting with the 13 registered professional associations/guilds in the film and video industry, the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has said...
Balancing the competing rights of free speech and hate speech
In August, the Nigerian Government announced the increase of fines for hate speech by media houses from N500,000 to N5 million. The announcement was made by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the unveiling ceremony of the revised National Broadcasting Code by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Lagos. The code…
Chad brakes internet over 'hate speech' on social media
Chad says it has cut back the speed of the internet to crimp the spread of messages "inciting hate" on social media.
Facebook ad boycott organizers say no progress on hate speech
Organizers of a Facebook ad boycott vowed to press on with their campaign, saying the social network's top executives had failed to offer meaningful action on curbing hateful content.
Ad boycott strikes at heart of Facebook's business model
Adidas, Puma, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Unilever, Ford... not a day goes by without another big brand pulling ads from Facebook and other social media, a campaign that is weakening advertising-dependent sites but whose ultimate impact remains uncertain.
Facebook moves against hate speech, deletes 89 per cent volume
Social media platform, Facebook, has said 89 per cent of hate speech are being detected and deleted by it before complaints arise.
NUJ, SERAP seek sustained advocacy against hate-speech, social media bills
National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Christopher Isiguzo, has urged media practitioners to intensify sustained advocacy against the passage of the hate-speech bill before National Assembly.
Combating fake news, hate speech must be deliberate, say scholars
As hate speech and fake news continue to threaten the peace, unity and corporate existence of Nigerians, the Media Awareness and Information for All Network (MAIN), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...