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Meet The Five Nigerian Senators Who Support The Controversial Social Media Bill by nelsonjay(m): 5:25pm On Nov 28, 2019
The bill, ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019,’ seeks to guide how activities on the internet can be tolerated as well as curb fake news on the internet.

Mohammed Musa, who sponsored the bill, said it seeks to address the growing threats which if left unchecked, can cause serious damage to our polity and disrupt peaceful existence.

He also argued during the lead debate that one of the disadvantages of the internet is the spread of falsehood and manipulation of unsuspecting users.

Although the bill was passed by a voice vote, indicating that a majority of the lawmakers supported it, four senators, apart from the sponsor, spoke in its support during the debate.The four are: Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto East), Abba Moro (PDP, Benue South), Elisha Abbo (PDP, Adamawa North) Bala Na’Allah (APC, Kebbi South).

Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP, Enugu East) was the only one who spoke in opposition to the bill. Perhaps coincidentally, the four lawmakers who spoke in support of the bill have a history of online criticisms of their actions. Read All..

https://allnaijamedia.com/meet-the-five-nigerian-senators-who-support-the-controversial-social-media-bill/

Re: Meet The Five Nigerian Senators Who Support The Controversial Social Media Bill by budaatum: 5:31pm On Nov 28, 2019
This is one bill they are going to face serious problems enforcing. But I guess it's no different to the unpoliceable antigay laws with many still waiting for live stream from cameras fixed in their neighbours bedrooms.
Re: Meet The Five Nigerian Senators Who Support The Controversial Social Media Bill by Mynd44: 5:40pm On Nov 28, 2019

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