Anti-social media bill: fake news fines in Nigeria 2019

The Nigerian anti-social media bill, officially titled Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill 2019, has caused controversy in Nigeria, where it has been perceived by some as a method of control and restriction of freedom of speech and press. The bill proposes fines of 825 U.S. dollars (around 300 thousand Nigerian naira) for individuals found guilty of knowingly lying or spreading false information online, and for companies and media outlets the fines could amount to 27.5 thousand U.S. dollars.

Proposed fines faced by those spreading false information and fake news on social media under the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill in Nigeria as of 2019

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Release date

November 2019

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

2019

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