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Outrage Over Nigeria’s Obnoxious Social Media Bill

The 2019 version of an anti-social media bill has been read for the second time on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, paving the way for its passage into law.

Titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132), the bill seeks to censor conversations hosted on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook which have helped amplify the voices of Nigerians on issues that affect them.

Penalties for breaking the social media law include a fine of up to N300,000 or three years imprisonment for individuals and N10 million for corporate organizations.

Nigerians in the social media are voicing their fears and concerns on the potential impact of the obnoxious social media bill. See tweets;

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