Hate Speeches: Nigeria Is Not Alone, Mark Zukerberg Also Dislikes It
Facebook is one of the social networks on which people share hate speeches and Mark Zuckerberg must have seen a lot.
He is not happy and may do something about it.
While the corporation has policies against hate speeches and it often pulls down such posts, Zuckerberg wonders why hate speeches and extreme views have become part of human existence.
On his Facebook wall, he wrote: "We aren't born hating each other. We aren't born with such extreme views. We may not be able to solve every problem, but we all have a responsibility to do what we can.
"I believe we can do something about the parts of our culture that teach a person to hate someone else".
Above everything else, he wants Facebook to become a place where people with different views can share their ideas and not hate speech or extreme views.
"It's important that Facebook is a place where people with different views can share their ideas. Debate is part of a healthy society.
"But when someone tries to silence others or attacks them based on who they are or what they believe, that hurts us all and is unacceptable.
"There is no place for hate in our community.
"That's why we've always taken down any post that promotes or celebrates hate crimes or acts of terrorism -- including what happened in Charlottesville.
"With the potential for more rallies, we're watching the situation closely and will take down threats of physical harm," he wrote.
"We need to bring people closer together, and I know we can make progress at that" he added.
Nigeria's Senate President, Bukola Saraki has also pledged the Senate's commitment to working on any bill aimed at curtailing hate speech in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, hate speech is usually laced with tribalism and agitations for secession.
Some young Nigerians are even ready to take the desperate road journey to Europe in search of greener pastures.
Here is a video of some Nigerians opting for the 50-50 journey to Europe.