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House Of Rep. Wants Telcos To Block Pornographic Content On Social Media

According to a series of tweets, the House of representatives wants telecommunications companies to develop an app or software that will help block pornographic content on social media.
A statement from the House reads

“The House has prevailed upon the telecommunications service providers to either develop or acquire software that will block or filter-out certain images or contents that violate both moral and religious values in Nigeria. Passing a resolution on a motion moved by Hon. Johnbull Shekarau calling for the censoring of social media, he prayed the House to urge the telecom service providers to initiate a takedown procedure that will enable a swift removal of any pornographic materials when notified by network users. He advised that this could be done by dedicating a hotline that will receive and treat complaints. The resolution passed on the motion by the House include:
• The Nigerian Communication Commission to create significant barriers to the misuse of mobile networks and services, phones and other devices used for the perpetration of such immoral contents. The House, however subscribed to the opinion of the mover of the motion that not censoring inappropriate and illicit material like pornography, sexual, and homosexual ones on platforms such as YouTube, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter etc. is a threat to the moral values and decency of the Nigerian society.

 

Check out the tweets:
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If you must know, India recently placed a ban on Pornographic content but was forced to reverse it thanks to the citizen’s outrage on Social media. I can just imagine the same thing happening in Nigeria.
 

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17 comments on “House Of Rep. Wants Telcos To Block Pornographic Content On Social Media

  1. Osakwe tochukwu says:

    They are mad…is thatbthe biggest problem in nigeria? How has that affected inflation or helped boko haram…our leaders can be clueless atimes. People are losing their jobs, the economy is going bonkers and lives are being lost everyday and this is all those clueless buffons could think about…chai!!! Our redemption is no wia close.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Hmm…. “mad”, “buffoons”… That sounds to harsh.

  2. micheal adeniji says:

    Nice one…but they should focus more on the economy , Corruption and insurgency rather than all this…

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      I guess they want to start with social issues corrupting the youths first. I dunno. Just saying.

  3. Dharn says:

    I totally support the move. Since the last year, the rate at which explicit content appear on social media is alarming . Some days ago I was putting mumsy through on some things on her facebook wall, then comes this xxx sh*t on her wall…. She’s immediately irritated…( Me,,, I juz form that omojesu look like I neva seen such in my life). Yeah there are lots of bigger problems facing Nigeria but there’s nothing wrong in trashing out presumably smaller issues along the way.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Bwahahahahaha!!… Omo Jesu. Na so we all dey do na, when our parents are watching American movies with us. When it gets to that x-rated part, we just shout ‘Jisos! Like sey we hate the stuff…. It’s good sha. It’s just that some of us will really miss it. We’ve become so used to seeing it that it’s already a part of us.

  4. FELIX says:

    Its a good idea, but i dont really think it would work in nigeria.:o

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      It might. Nothing is impossible. Only they’ll have to clamp down on brothels and strip clubs too.

  5. Joshua says:

    nice move, but I don’t think thats really their major concern cause their are hundreds of more seriousmatters to be attended to

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Well, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. – Lao Tze

  6. Cirphrank says:

    I second an vehemently support the motion. And as for you Tochukwu, can’t stress to type much to enlighten you on what you should already know, but I’ll advise that next time think before you comment, don’t drink before browsing the internet or while doing so. And always tailor your choice of words well in respect to the context that is getting it. Thank you.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Well said.

  7. Cirphrank says:

    I second and vehemently support the motion. And as for you Tochukwu, can’t stress to type much to enlighten you on what you should already know, but I’ll advise that next time think before you comment, don’t drink before browsing the internet or while doing so. And always tailor your choice of words well in respect to the context that is getting it. Thank you.

  8. sos says:

    Rubbish! That wasn’t part of the promise during campaign. What I do with my data after paying for it is my business and mine alone. Cluelessness and lack of national development foresight is the reason for this distraction. Make them quit if they don’t have anything progressive to offer. We’ve gone past people shoving there holier than thou attitude down our throats. Self righteousness is like a filthy rag before God. A bunch of glorified hypocrites!!!

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Wow! You’re really so angry. I can feel your agitation mehn. It’s understandable.

  9. KingAbsolute says:

    Irrelevant moves, they should focus on our Economy, Standard of Living, G.D.P., etc. rather irrelevant things.
    That’s why I always say “I don’t believe in old men in power”, they have little or nothing to offer.

    1. Covenant Oyetade says:

      Seriously?! What’s your definition of “old”? 40 years? 55 years?

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