Osun State Establishes Cyber Crime Action Committee to Combat Fake News

The Osun State Government has announced the formation of a Cyber Crime Action Committee to tackle the spread of fake news, cyberbullying, and misinformation online. Commissioner Kolapo Alimi emphasized the necessity of this step, stating, “The rising surge of false information has adverse repercussions on both the government and the opposition.” He underscored the committee’s role in enforcing the Cybercrime Act of 2015, which prohibits the dissemination of offensive, false, or menacing content online.

Alimi reiterated the government’s commitment to upholding legal boundaries and protecting fundamental human rights in the digital space. He disclosed that the committee, comprising journalists and legal experts, would host its maiden meeting on Monday and affirmed Governor Ademola Adeleke’s commitment to delivering good governance.

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