IGP reiterates intention to ban social media on election day

IGP reiterates intention to ban social media on election day

The Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor has iterated his previous call to ban social media on election day.

Speaking some police officers in the Eastern region Tuesday, the IGP said even though a decision has not been arrived at yet, he stands by and is all for a ban of social media during the November general elections.

According to Mr Kudalor, the ban of social media is the only way the police can counter the activities of potential “troublemakers" who might disrupt the election process using the various social media platforms.

He opined that his outfit intends to ban social media for eight hours during the general elections to ensure peaceful elections if the need arises.

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Social media is used to churn out untruths and half-baked truths and finally lies...we as the Police will not sit down for this to happen, we shall recommend that the Social Media is banned for the seven or eight hours that the election will take place, after all, it is nothing but Ghana first and I still stand by that,” the IGP said.

The IGP’s earlier comment on the ban of social media generated a lot of criticism and condemnation from the general public and other civil societies. It, however, unclear whether the police chief will eventually carry out his threat.

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