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Nigeria Social Media Bill Draws Protests

Protesters marched to Nigeria’s National Assembly on Tuesday to denounce a bill they say would gag social media. Critics of the bill say it is an attack on free speech that goes against Nigeria’s constitution. Mausi Segun, who researches Nigeria for Human Rights Watch, said the bill has been drawn for one single purpose.   “The intention is just really to stifle and to have a chilling effect on freedom of speech,” he said.   Segun objected to provisions in the bill’s text...

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