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The “Anti-Social Media Bill” has Passed Another Reading at the Senate

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Seems like our legislators really are motivated to pass the “anti-social media bill,” as despite its opposition from most of the populace, it has, again, passed a reading at the Senate.

Channels reports that the bill was passed by a majority of senators on the floor, with only one lawmaker, Chimaroke Nnamani, opposing the bill.

The bill, “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019,” was introduced to the senate on November 5, and, if passed, could have social media users who share false information sentenced to prison for 3 years, or asked to pay a fine of ₦150,000.

2 Comments

  1. by_stander

    November 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Rent-seekers are very serious indeed especially when they don’t have any data or petition signatures to back what they are doing.

    But what they will never pass is, a bill to limit civil savants (during and after service) from owning more than one real-estate property at a time or a bill to exclude civil savants from any Rent related business.

    80% Inheritance Tax is also not a bad idea, but you never get these things, since these are part of things that shield them and their children from any bad decisions they make while in office that the rest of us have to live with.

    but sure, anything that violets your constitutional or fundamental rights is fine.

  2. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    November 24, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks Mr. Chimaroke Nnamani for nor being one of those Nigeria Senators trying to hide behind a law which was crafted to instill fear in Nigerians.I will tell you somethingBuhari and others trying to turn Nigeria into a police State will fail just like He Buhari did in1985. But this time he will fail Colosally.. When I see thieves like Buhari I will call him a thief period. I am an America . Freedom of speech is my property. No moron can take that away from me. Now you know.A word is enough for the wise. I’m just saying.

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