Senate don propose 3-year jail sentence for dose pipo wey dey violate social media

Di Senate don reintroduced di bill to regulate social media for Nigeria with three-year imprisonment For di pesin wey violate am.

Di protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill 2019 dey among di 11 bills wey dem read for di plenary yesterday.

Di sponsor of di bill, wey don pass di first reading, tok for one interview with journalists say Nigeria go need di legislation because e go protect im “fragile unity”.

E tok dis “no b to stop pipo wey dey go for Internet to do wetin Dem feel legitimate dey okay to do but what we feel wey dey wrong b for you to use di medium to document tori wey you know say na lie lie tori, just because you wan to achieve wetin your heart desire.”

E also tok say di bill proposed a punishment of N150,000 fine or three years for prison for any pesin wey no obey di law.

“If na corporate organisation wey refused to block dat lie lie tori despite di fact dat dem don b alerted by authorities make dem no disseminate dat information for public interest and they still go ahead and do am, Dem refuse to do dat blockage go b penalised between N5 million to N10 million for those organisations.

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