#OccupyNigeria trends as Nigerians Kick Against Social Media & Hate Speech Bills
Nigerians everywhere continue to lament the two controversial bills the Nigerian Senate is deliberating: the Social Media Bill and the Hate Speech Bill.
Throughout the weekend Nigerians were sending mails and texts, calling their senators, to let them know their disapproval of the Social Media Bill.
The Social Media bill, “Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019,” is seeking to clamp down on the use of social media to comment on politics and governance, with vague clauses that discuss blocking the internet of users in a particular location.
Social media users have shared the contact details of representatives across the country, imploring the people to reach out to them and express their disapproval.
Below are the contact details of the 109 Senators. Don't just retweet, but also take action. Send an email! Send text messages! Call them! Tell your friends and families to do the same! TALK TO YOUR SENATORS!#Thread
At the end of the day, the Hate Speech Bill was copied from Singapore word for word by brain dead Senator Sani Musa who earns N13.5million monthly for being stupid! Soon, Nigerians who hailed Buhari and APC would know what they have done to themselves! #SayNoToSocialMediaBill
Now, Nigerians are trending #OccupyNigeria and #OccupyNigeriaSeasonII, demanding that people take to the streets to protest not just the Social Media Bill, but the Hate Speech Bill, too, which proposes a death sentence.
Even though Nigerians needs to#OccupyNigeriaSeasonII but our fears are so enormous that is affecting us badly. We need total system overhaul in Nigeria. We can only achieve that if we face our fear and #OccupyNigeria with full force
I see #OccupyNigeriaSeasonII is trending. Are we truly ready? Is the market woman, the vulcanizer, the vulnerables in the society conscious of this? Are they up for what we are fighting for is beyond party line politics, religion and ethnicity?
What's the essence of life if I cannot speak out in defence of humanity? Death is when you are confined to fear of life. For my children's sake, #OccupyNigeriaSeasonII is one task that must be achieved.
After years of mediocre service, after years of failed promises SUDDENLY they want to take our voices? Because we are now getting smart and using our voice to condemn their evil deeds, I weep for this country! #OccupyNigeriaSeasonII
#OccupyNigeriaSeasonII should be the number trending in Nigeria..they want to take away they only thing Nigeria have..electoral act has gone under the bed, they enjoy violence and Nigerians dying on election day.