Desmond Elliot Criticised, Social Media Regulation Speech.
Desmond Elliot Criticised over Social Media Regulation Speech.
Nigerian actor turned politician Desmond Elliot has come under fire after a video resurfaced on Thursday in which he condemned the use of social media by influencers, celebrities, and the youth.
Earlier this week,
Elliot was accused of pushing for a bill to censor social media speech and also reportedly blamed the shooting of peaceful protestors at Lekki toll gate on social media influencers and celebrities.
The video of his exact speech has now gone viral on social media and in the clip,
However, Elliot called on the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly to “address certain things” like “the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers”.
“The Nigerian youth, social media, social influencers,
all of these are making the narratives that we are seeing today.
Social media, though good, has its negative impacts.”
The lawmaker added:
“When I went through the comments,
I could not believe it, Mr. Speaker.
The curses, the abuses from children.
And I ask myself ‘Is this Nigeria? What is going on?’ Children cursing?”
Elliot lamented that “culture is gone” and warned the House that “in the next five years, Nigeria is gone if we don’t start now.”
He then called on celebrities, influencers and motivational speakers to use their platforms to
“stop the hatred”
as they have the means to change governments.
Elliot was criticised by the nigerian youths
His passionate speech has drawn criticism from several Nigerians, including celebrities.
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