INTRIGUING! Social Media Bill Suffers Major Setback With 80% Opposition At Senate Hearing

Nigerian masses spoke overwhelmingly against the Social Media Bill considered an assault on the people’s rights to free speech at the Senate public hearing held on Monday in Abuja.

The legislators were unequivocally told to kill the the protection from internet falsehood and manipulation bill by a crowd of speakers amounting to 80 percent, according to TheCable’s report.


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INTRIGUING! Social Media Bill Suffers Major Setback With 80% Opposition At Senate Hearing
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March. 09, 2020

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Nigerian masses spoke overwhelmingly against the Social Media Bill considered an assault on the people’s rights to free speech at the Senate public hearing held on Monday in Abuja.

The legislators were unequivocally told to kill the protection from internet falsehood and manipulation bill by a crowd of speakers amounting to 80 percent, according to TheCable’s report.

Twenty-two (22) Of the 25 agencies and groups who spoke were in favour of the bill, while two said they had no definite position on the matter.

The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs are on record for supporting the piece of legislation.

Most of those who spoke against the bill argued it is a ploy to clamp down on free speech, and that it is also against the tenets of the 1999 constitutional and international treaties adopted by Nigeria

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