Ghana police threaten to ban social media on November 7

Ghana police threaten to ban social media on November 7

The police administration has hinted it is considering shutting down all social media services in the Ghana on election day.

The Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor in a media interaction on Thursday revealed that the police service is seriously thinking about flagging down Ghana on social media.

According to him this will help prevent the abuse of the platform by politicians and Ghanaians at large. Kudalor opined that people use social media to create unwarranted tension during elections.

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At one stage I said that if it becomes critical on the eve and also on the election day, we shall block all social media as other countries have done. We’re thinking about it,” he said.

We are looking at the variables and come the D-Day we will come out with a decision,” he added.

The Ugandan government shut down social media in the country in what president Yoweri Museveni  called a security measure to avert lies in February.

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