Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday has called for the regulation of the social media and Nigerian Internet space. He warned that if the social media isn’t addressed through legislation, Nigeria may “be sitting on a keg of gun powder”. The Minister sought the partnership of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to track news streams for fake news. Lai disclosed this while defending the 2021 budget proposal. He warned that the next war that will be fought in the country and across the world, maybe provoked by misinformation on social media. “We said then that the next war will be fought without a shot being fired, but with the use of fake news. We didn’t stop there. We went on a tour of all media houses to solicit their support in the fight against fake news. We launched the campaign to regulate social media which was bitterly contested by the stakeholders”. He, however, noted that the government was not seeking to shut down the social media space in the country but to have a social media policy that regulates the social media and check fake news and misinformation.