Nigeria’s Social Media Bill Will Obliterate Online Freedom of Expression

Nigeria’s Social Media Bill Will Obliterate Online Freedom of Expression By Nwachukwu Egbunike On November 20, the Protection from Internet Falsehoods and Manipulation of other Related Matters Bill 2019, known as the “social media bill,” sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, sailed through a second reading. The social media bill aims to curb online falsehoods and mis- and disinformation. However, the real intent is not regulation, but rather, the annihilation of online freedom of expression, criminalization of government criticism and legalization of internet shutdowns in Nigeria. A similar bill was…

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