Actor cum politician Desmond Elliot has stated that he is not against the use of social media.
In an interview with TVC connect, he corrected the statement he made during the EndSARS protest in 2020, saying that he does not have a problem with the way people use social media.
According to him, the only part he is against is when someone on social media makes disparaging comments about another person, especially when it is false.
"Firstly, I was never against the influx of social media because the truth is constitutional, you have the right to freedom of speech. I have no problem with you talking or deliberating on social media.
"Where I thought which I didn't even talk about was if my saying something causes harm to the next person, especially when it is false, what should happen? Should we say because it is social media let it go?
"So, I have no problem with social media. I don't mind you saying anything, speaking, talking, dancing."
In 2020, Elliot was heavily criticized for allegedly sponsoring a bill to regulate and control speech on social media.
He denied the claims, stating that he only advised celebrities, youth, and social media influencers against hate narratives.
However, a video of the plenary session surfaced online and he was heard saying that culture has gone as "children" now insult politicians in all forms of manners.
"In the next five years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now”, he said in the new video."
The video stirred controversies in the social media community as many including celebrities blasted him.
According to him, his statement was fueled by the magnitude of destruction and looting of businesses he witnessed when he went on a tour of his constituency.