Veteran Ghanaian singer Mzbel has opined that Cyberbullying should be made punishable by law to prevent people from insulting and denigrating others online.
Speaking in an interview on Accra FM with Nana Romeo, Mzbel showed her disgust at the lies and insults people used against each other on social media.
She also stated that the image of celebrities were now being dented through the use of social media.
“I don’t know about Nigeria and other countries but here in Ghana, from what I’ve seen so far and from my own experience. I think that people take advantage of social media to do inappropriate things we abuse it. The abuse on social media is too much” she stated
The singer later suggested that there should be laws on people who pose as bloggers to prevent them from posting untruths and anything that is not fact-checked.
Mzbel added, “There could be laws put in place and enforced to punish people who do certain things on social media. We have to create awareness about it otherwise everyone will just abuse anyone devoid of the person’s age, status, or ethnicity, just because they disagree on certain issues,” she continued.
She also called on bloggers to be diligent in their reportage.
“Everybody is a blogger now because they have data on their phones but I don’t think it has to be that way,”