Since October 20, 2020 state and government actors have been trying to explain away the events that led to the attack of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on the Lagos island as well as a number of other locations across the state. The #EndSARS protests began on Wednesday, October 8 in Delta State […]
Infodemic. It is the new term the World Health Organisation (WHO) has coined to describe the spread of misinformation that is spiralling out of control as the coronavirus pandemic which has since spread across the globe from Wuhan, China. And social media is the alarmist. WhatApp broadcasts, Facebook groups, memes taken a bit too seriously, […]
Even if the audience respectfully listened to him, Mohammed Sani Musa recognised that he might be defeated. His proposal to bring government regulation to social media looks headed for the dustbin of history. The Nigerian senator was more or less a lone voice in the defence of his social media bill at the Senate’s public […]
The 2019 version of an anti-social media bill has been read for the second time on the floor of the Nigerian Senate, paving the way for its passage into law. Titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 (SB 132), it brings a government hammer into conversations hosted on social media platforms. Twitter and […]
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