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FG Budgets N336m To Tackle Hate Speech

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The Federal Government has budgeted N336 million in the 2021 Appropriation Bill to tackle hate speech and fake news in the country.

MERIDIAN SPY understands, in the 2021 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly on Thursday, that the money will be used for special enlightenment campaign on government policies and programmes; testimonial series to gauge the impact of government policies on the citizenry, advocacy against fake news, hate speech, farmers-herder clashes, banditry, rape etc.

“ERGP9124023 Special enlightenment campaign on government policies and programmes; testimonial series to gauge the impact of government policies on the citizenry, advocacy against fake news, hate speech, farmers-herder clashes, banditry, rape etc. ongoing- N336,015,959,” it read.

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