Imo State House of Assembly has denied knowing anything about the purported Social Media Regulation Bill referring to it as fake news.
A press release by the Office of the Speaker said Imo Assembly did not propose, deliberate and pass any ‘Social Media Regulation Bill, frowning that the subject was a topic of discussion at a Imo State based radio station.
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Imo State House Of Assembly
Office of the Speaker
Purported Social Media Regulation Bill: Using fake news to blackmail the Imo state House of Assembly
The office of the Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, wishes to draw the attention of all Imo citizens and Nigerians to a misleading news report being circulated on social media and several other platforms that the Imo state House of Assembly, proposed, deliberated and passed a purported “Social Media Regulation Bill”.
This unfounded information has been making the rounds on several social media platforms and was even made a topic that was discussed on a popular talkshow (Igboezue), at Oziza radio station from 7:50 am of today, 9th of June 2020. Fake news. It is nothing but falsehood from detractors of this administration.
For the avoidance doubt, we state that the State House of Assembly, never proposed, deliberated or passed into law any Bill or even a Motion proposing Social media Regulations for online users in Imo state.
We make bold to say that the Purveyors of this fake and concocted news are currently looking for ways of bringing down the rising profile of the Imo State House of Assembly, led by Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, and Imo citizens are urged to be careful what they consume as news, and also share with others, particularly from the social media.
Emeka Ahaneku, JP. FCAI
Special Adviser to speaker,
(Media & Publicity)
June 9, 2020