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Cameroon – Joshua Osih: “Paul Biya and his people are the ones destabilizing Cameroon, not Social Media”

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Written by Deckson N.

The MP of the SDF urges the elected representatives of the parliament to adapt to the evolutions of the ICT.

The debate over the social networks that occupies the media space lately has deported itself to the National Assembly. In opening the parliamentary session in November 2016, the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament delivered a speech in which he presented social networks as a “new form of terrorism“.

In the opinion of Cavaye Yeguié Djibril, these platforms for sharing information online and exchanges “have become a weapon devoted to disinformation. Still worse for intoxication and the manipulation of consciousness, thus sowing psychosis in the midst of public opinion. A social phenomenon now as dangerous as a missile dropped in the wild, “he insisted, adding that” social networks have become social scourges in Cameroon “.

The speech of the President of the National Assembly was immediately beaten by some MPs very present on the social networks. Questioned by BBC Africa, the Honorable Joshua Osih regretted the delay of a large majority of MPs in relation to the evolution of information and communication technologies.

Every time an individual does not understand something, he thinks it is a danger to him,” said the vice president the SDF, adding “it is our duty that we have the exchange rate, Being a generation that understands the world today is educating those who do not understand it. Unfortunately, we have another generation in the National Assembly, the majority. And so we have 30 days to try to explain to them that social networks is a tool for development, it is an immense opportunity for our country, not a means of destabilization. Those who destabilize it are those in power today … that is, Mr. Biya and those who work with him, “said Joshua Osih.

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