Brain Nerves Lagos, Nigeria 42 Questions 11 Answers 3 Best Answers 19 Points View Profile 0 Brain Nerves Asked: November 25, 2019In: Politics What is the hate speech and social media bill really about? 0 The recent controversy has been around the hate speech and social media bill saga. What is it really about? Is it really to silence oppositions, the masses, or for political gain? Share your thoughts… hate speech billnigeriasocial media bill Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Brain Nerves Lagos, Nigeria 42 Questions 11 Answers 3 Best Answers 19 Points View Profile Best Answer Brain Nerves Added an answer on November 25, 2019 at 5:48 am Don’t get it twisted For purposes of clarity, it’s important to state that there are actually two bills out there agitating the minds of social media users in Nigeria at the moment. There is the ‘Hate Speech Bill’ and the ‘Social Media Bill’. Both bills are not one and the same, even though they have been conflated in discourses on the internet. The hate speech bill, otherwise called the ‘Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill’ is being championed by Sen. Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Deputy Chief Whip), while the social media bill, otherwise called the ‘Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill’ is the brainchild of Sen. Mohammed Sani Musa. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.