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Muhammad Musa

22 Nov 2019
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,…

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