Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet

The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019, otherwise known as the┬áSocial Media Bill, has a provision that will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet if passed into law. The bill, being pushed by Senator Muhammad Sani Musa (APC-Niger East), passed the second reading this week. The┬áNigerian government, … Continue reading Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet