Social Media Ban Social media poses major threat to National Security - Mahama

President Mahama said social media platforms poses a serious threat to national security.

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President John Mahama said social media platforms poses a serious threat to national security.

He joined individuals and organisations opposing moves by the police to shutdown social media platforms on election day if it becomes necessary to maintain national stability.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor, has said the Police administration was considering a shutdown of social media platforms in a bid to ensure peace during the election.

See more: Stay away from partisan politics - IGP tells police officers

There was public uproar when the Inspector General of Police, in a press interaction, said blocking social media during the December polls was an alternative the police was considering in a way to prevent troublemakers who might want to cause mayhem and disrupt the election process.

Read more: Ghanaians can have their social media; it will not be blocked - Police

Many criticised the police for thinking about banning a platform it does not even use.

Addressing various labour unions at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, November 15, Mahama charged Organised Labour to take a keen interest in solutions for social media threats.

According him, "The threat to national security, when someone starts posting false results and things then people believe that some party is winning and then the eventual outcome is that the party did not win. Then people say the results were doctored, will create a major problem for us."

 

Read related: Government will not ban social media - Prez Mahama

He  also promised to provide adequate security to ensure a violence free election, as Ghanaians go to the polls on December 7.

President Mahama said it is incumbent upon all political parties and the Electoral Commission to play their respective roles in delivering a credible, free and fair election.

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