#SayNoToSocialMediaBill Trends On Twitter As Nigerians Reject Proposed Hate Speech Bill

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#SayNoToSocialMediaBill Trends On Twitter As Nigerians

The bill, which was solely sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, among other penalties seeks death for those the government deems guilty of hate speech as well as shutting down of the Internet

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Outraged Nigerians have taken to social networking platform, Twitter, to express their anger over the proposed Hate Speech Bill, which has already passed first and second reading on the floor of the National Assembly.

Nigerians on the platform are calling for nationwide protests to force the National Assembly to discard the bill they say muzzle free speech.

The bill, which was solely sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, among other penalties seeks death for those the government deems guilty of hate speech as well as shutting down of the Internet when a complainant petitions the police.

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