The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) have jointly expressed deep concerns regarding the alarming rise of fake news and hate speech in Nigerian society.
During a recent visit by the Abia State Director of NOA, Mrs. Regina Iroha, and her team to the NBC office, both federal organizations highlighted the pressing issue of fake news proliferation, particularly on social media platforms.
Mrs. Iroha called for collaboration between the Abia State office of the National Broadcasting Commission and NOA to combat this menace in accordance with the NBC’s mandate for news censorship.
Mrs. Iroha revealed that NOA has been tasked with training women and youth in the Abia Central Senatorial District to foster a culture of peace.
She emphasized her office’s commitment to addressing the propagation of fake news and hate speech across the country.
In response, Mrs. Ima Ubom, the State Director of NBC, reiterated the grave implications of fake news and deceptive content as they continue to pose threats to society.
Mrs. Ubom stressed the need for urgent and decisive action to counter these challenges. She applauded NOA’s dedication to promoting a harmonious coexistence among citizens.
Furthermore, Mrs. Ubom reaffirmed NBC’s role as a regulatory agency in preventing the dissemination of fake news and underscored the agency’s ongoing campaign against hate speech.
As Nigerian society grapples with the detrimental effects of fake news and hate speech, the collaboration between NBC and NOA stands as a united effort to safeguard the nation’s social fabric and promote responsible communication.