In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, August, 2020

Senate Reportedly Set To Cross Social Media Invoice Regardless of Oublic Outrage

Senate Reportedly Set To Pass Social Media Bill Despite Oublic Outrage


Nigerian Senate Set To Cross Social Media Invoice Regardless of Oublic Outrage

The Nigerian Senate has is ready to cross the Web Falsehood and Manipulation and Different Associated Issues Invoice 2019 popularly generally known as the social media invoice, regardless of public outcry, in line with SaharaReporters.

Most Nigerians are of the opinion that the invoice is ready to battle free speech. The invoice was launched to the Senate on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Niger East Senatorial District.

In accordance with the senate, the invoice is ready to manage the usage of social media in Nigeria and curb pretend information on the web. If handed into legislation, the invoice seeks to forestall falsehoods and manipulations and counter the results of such communications and transmission to sanction offenders with a view of encouraging and enhancing transparency by social media platforms utilizing the web correspondences.

When an analogous anti-social media invoice launched by the earlier eighth Senate, it additionally sparked outrage throughout the nation, earlier than it was later withdrawn.

A contemporary report by SaharaReporters has now claimed that the Nigerian Senate has concluded a “signed, sealed and delivered” plot to cross the social media invoice as soon as the it resumes plenary on September 15.

In accordance with a high supply within the Senate, who pleaded anonymity, the higher legislative arm is set to cross the heinous invoice regardless of the immense rejection by majority of Nigerians.

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“They’ve already concluded plans to cross the invoice. They’ll cover behind the COVID-19 challenge and different nationwide points and cross the invoice immediately. Their plan is to do it as soon as they resume. It’s already signed,” the supply informed the media outlet.

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