A bill seeking to regulate social media in the country has passed first reading at the senate.
The bill entitled, ‘protection from internet falsehood and manipulations bill, 2019’ is sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east.
The proposed legislation was one of the 11 bills read for the first time on Tuesday.
In the previous senate, there was a similar bill sponsored by Bala Na’Allah, then deputy majority leader.
But the bill was withdrawn after outrage by some Nigerians.