Sun. Jan 26th, 2020

Anti-Social Media Bill Scales Through Second Reading

A bill to regulate falsehood and manipulation of information through the social media titled ‘Anti-Social Media Bill’ introduced by the Ahmed Lawan led Senate which passed through first reading last month, has on Wednesday scaled through second reading at the senate.

The bill titled ‘A bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations and for related matters 2019’, which was first read on November 5, scaled second reading after the lead debate by the sponsor of the bill, Senator Mohammed Musa.

After listening to contributions by some senators in support of the bill, the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, referred the bill to the Senate Committee on Judiciary headed by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, which is to report back to plenary in four weeks.

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