I, Joe Abah, #SayNoToSocialMediaBill. It is a grievous infringement on the Constitutional right to free speech. We must be able to speak our minds, even when we are wrong or mistaken, without fear of intimidation, harassment or incarceration by the State.
This Social Media Bill is very worrisome. We're used to taking everything so lightly. I doubt most of us understand the implications of this if it gets passed. The things I've been reading are crazy. Freedom of speech is almost all the power we have left #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
I hope all the Senators from South Western Nigeria will #SayNoToSocialMediaBill. You are in parliament to represent us. You are in parliament to legislate on progressive policies per health, education, infrastructural development and job creation. Not to stifle criticisms.
Good morning ! Hope all is well. Well it’s not. If the social media bill passes law enforcement agencies have the right to shut down internet at any time.This means if we are shouting about something our government is doing.They can TURN OFF our internet! #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
This year, Iran announced that it wanted to increase the price of fuel
Iranians protested and the government reacted by shutting down the internet in the country to stop the protest and isolate Iran from the world
This is what some people in power want
God bless Sen. @ChimarokeNamani
and every other responsible National Assembly members speaking against the Social Media Bill.
Listen to what he said concerning the Social Media Bill.
The Bill is a replication of Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods & Manipulation Act 2019 signed into law in June.
Meanwhile, Singapore is a very bad example to copy from, it ranks 151 out of 180 in @RSF_en
'World Press Freedom Index'.
Senator Elisha said “someone sits in his room & makes a post and in a matter of minutes it’s read in America”. His fear of foreign involvement cannot be overemphasised, social media is that one chance we have at telling the world the ills of our society.
This man is incompetent, irresponsible, and unfit to be a senator. He is an enemy of the Nigerian people, and clearly has no positive interest in this country.
PS: If the social media bill is passed into law, I'd probably go to jail for this tweet. #SayNoToSocialMediaBill https://t.co/VYt9AvQUUA
THREAD of the contact details of the 109 Senators.
Send them email!
Send text messages!
Tell your friends and families to do the same!
TALK TO YOUR SENATORS!
Don't just retweet, but also take action.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#SayNoToSocialMediaBill #SayNoToHateSpeechBill https://t.co/ovfx7bEjkU
We already got a CyberCrimes Act
We already got a Nigerian Communications Act that monitors Internet intermediaries
These two already give the government power to regulate & act on hateful speech & false information.
Why do we need a Social Media Act?
The Antidote for Hate Speech isn't Hate Speech Bill..
It's GOOD GOVERNANCE.
When the government get to play judge & jury over what is fake & what is true, their power is sweeping & the effect chilling.
Dear Mercenaries and Titans, Please use your social media influence for the #SayNoToSocialMediaBill . So you can continue supporting your faves . Sign this petition. I trust you guys to make it go viral 😘
as citizens, our freedom and constitutional rights shouldn’t be tampered with. let’s not do this to ourselves in this country. 🙏🏾❤️
Watch this video and you will understand why that bleaching Not Too young to run mad Senator is supporting the anti-social media bill.
How difficult would it have been for this man to call the original posting of this video “Fake news” and get it shut down? But he couldn’t.
That’s why he’s in support of that oppressive bill.
He saw the power we still wield and it terrified him!
Please #SayNoToSocialMediaBill https://t.co/5z9EiZqCT5
That's the TWEET.
We will not be silenced.
So I will be punished by law for saying Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari
is incompetent, clueless, inept and a failure #ICIF but Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari
will not be punished for being incompetent, clueless, inept and a failure?
Inflation Rate - 11.61%
Youth Unemployment Rate - 19.96%
Nigeria's debt - $83.88 Billion
No present indices of how the country will generate profound wealth to address these statistics. But you know what matters to them most?
A Social Media Bill.
This is Elisha Abbo. A Nigerian Senator. Caught on camera physically assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop. His would have been covered if not for social media. He isn't in jail yet. He wants to silence social media to enable him continue assaulting. We #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
List of problems in Nigeria:
3. Poverty and hunger
4. Bad Transport system
5. Internal security failures
6. Diseases and poor health care.
But these elected leaders and officials would rather shut your voice to speak truth.
Based on our constitution section 39 that guarantees freedom of speech and information,i oppose and condemn the social Media Bill that is aimed at infringing on our rights to freedom of expression and communications. #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
They don't like thee fact that we can challenge them online, carry up a movement and counter their evil doings, so they now want to restrict the usage of social media
They want all the power, able to do anything and get away with it. #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
Not fulfilling electoral promises is also fake news & should be punishable by death. These idiots are testing our limit, they knew we are too comfortable ranting on social media only. Let's storm the street in thousands just ONCE, they won't dare us again
326 people have signed this petition. Let's get to 5k.
United Nations: #SayNoToSocialMediaBill - Sign the Petition! https://t.co/wRANqnyBzi
So the Government gets to decide what is wrong and what is right to post online? They wanna take away our freedom of expression or criticism. Social media is the place where we spread the crimes of the government and now they wanna block that?