Nigeria: Amnesty Slams Proposed Social Media Laws as Attack on Free Sp – AuthenticAfrican

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[AI London] The Nigerian Senate is currently considering two harsh bills relating to freedom of expression online, including one which proposes the death penalty for 'hate speech.' These bills, supported by the Nigerian government, represent an alarming escalation in the authorities' attempts to censor and punish social media users for freely expressing their opinions, Amnesty International said today.