SPN blasts Buhari for budgeting $6 million to fight ‘fake news’ online ahead of tough election

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Updated: March 7, 2021


The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Tuesday condemned “the proposed budgetary expenditure of N2.2 billion ($6 million) by the Federal Government earmarked for the Department of State Service (DSS) for the purpose of deploying security protocol to curtail the so called spread of false information on social media”.

SPN described the action as “undemocratic, unconstitutional and infringement of personal liberty”.

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“This action of the federal government violates section 39 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) which states that “every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference.”

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