Sunday, September 11, 2016

Be Forthright With Information To Curb Misuse Of Social Media – Analyst

Security Analyst Adib Saani has impressed upon officialdom to be forthright with information to avoid people relying on unofficial sources such as social media for information.

Commenting on calls on security services to put in place measures to curb the misuse of social media, Mr Saani said citizen's reliance on official sources of information is key.

The Security Analyst said the media must also double check information from social media sources before publication, but stifling it will represent an affront to freedom of speech.

Meanwhile, governance and Technology expert, Kwami Ahiabenu says the Ghana Police Service needs to intensify policing of the social media space and expose those caught abusing the medium ahead of the December Elections. Mr Ahiabenu said even though regulating social media on Election Day is possible, it comes with a huge technological and human cost that may not be necessary.

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) 

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