Censors Board warns against inciting videos

Written by on February 12, 2019

The Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), Mr Adedayo Thomas on Monday, advised youths against sharing hate speeches, photos and inciting videos on  social media platforms.

Mr Thomas gave the advice while delivering a speech at the “Safer Internet Month” workshop organised by the board for youths in Benue from at the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Mr Thomas urged youths to avoid sharing fake news and provocative motion pictures in the interest of national peace and unity.

He noted that many crisis in some parts of the country were escalated as a result of fake news, hate speeches and videos spread on social media.

The executive director noted that the trend of people receiving and forwarding hate speeches and harmful contents without verifying the authenticity was on the increase.

A lecturer in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Abuja and resource person at the event, Prof. Saint Gbilekaa, called for the promotion of good values on the internet.

Prof. John Illah of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Jos, warned against spreading fake news and photo-shopped images.

The event, with the theme “Together for a Better Internet for Peace and Economic Development” had in attendance students, youths, civil society groups and members of the academia.

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