Campaigns: NHRC To Set Up Hate Speech Register

The National Human Rights Commission said it would set up a national hate speech register to track incitful and hate speeches in campaigns for the 2023 elections.

The commission said the action followed the rhetoric of hate speech by the various political sides and their supporters, adding that it would encourage the participation of citizens in the electoral process.

The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, said this at a programme on the launching of ‘Mobilizing Voters for Election,’ which held in Abuja.

He also stated that the commission was partnering with Facebook and Twitter to develop an easy platform for monitoring media outlets for tracking violators.

According to him, the commission would be working with relevant security agencies to ensure citizenship access to the voting process and to protect their rights to vote rather than intimidation.