Senator Sani Musa reveals content of the Social Media Bill.
The Social Media Bill sponsored by the lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Sani Musa has passed Second Reading in the Senate.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has referred the Bill to the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters and they are to report back to the house within four (4) weeks.
What are the aren the provisions of the bil?
According to a series of tweets by the lawmaker on his social media handle, the bill is for the following reasons:
A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019 (SB. 132) is read the Second Time.
This bill like we have said before seeks to prevent the transmission of false statements/declaration of facts in Nigeria and to enable measures to be taken to counter the effects of such transmission.
To also suppress the financing, promotion and other support of online locations that repeatedly transmit false statements/declaration of facts in Nigeria.
It seeks to enable measures to be taken to detect, control and safeguard against coordinated inauthentic behavior and other misuses of online accounts and both.
To enable measures to be taken to enhance disclosure of information concerning paid content directed towards a political end and sanction offenders, I Believe In Freedom Of Expression, this bill doesn’t seek to suppress free speech.
A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill, 2019 (SB. 132) is read the Second Time. pic.twitter.com/NeTsSpbmAp
— Sen. Moh’d Sani Musa (313) (@Sani313Movement) November 20, 2019
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