Social media users are reacting to the new rules by Amnesty International protecting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on social media.
Amnesty International in a recent statement, said critics of the President risk a three-year jail term for condemning the president. He went on to explain further the implications of social media regulations in a series of tweets on Saturday, the Human Rights Organization said,
“the social media regulation law keenly pushed by Nigerian politicians is set to be subject to vague and broad interpretations and will impose incredibly harsh punishments simply for criticizing the authorities.”
Amnesty International said, “Social media users will be punished for freely expressing their opinions. Govt. can arbitrarily shut down the internet and limit access to social media. Criticizing the government will be punishable with penalties of up to three years in prison.”
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