Social Media Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

Senate President Ahmad Lawan

The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill also known as the Social Media Bill has passed second reading in the Senate.

The bill was passed with support by majority of Senators despite opposition to the proposed legislation by Nigerians who feel that it seeks to fight free speech.

During the debate, only one lawmaker, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani opposed the bill arguing that there is legislation in the country namely the Cyber Crimes Act which addresses internet falsehood

The Senate therefore directed its committee on judiciary to work on the bill and return in four weeks.

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