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Should social media be regulated?

Recorded during the Social Media Week event in Lagos, Nigeria

Recorded during the Social Media Week event in Lagos, the programme picks up an issue that is current to the concerns of many Africans who have used social media for political mobilisation and to monitor public officials.

More recently, Nigerians have been reacting angrily to a draft bill proposed in the country’s Senate which aims to punish anyone who “propagates false information”. The bill’s opponents say it will censor free speech on social media where public corruption is exposed.

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