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Should Social Media be criminalized in Nigeria?

The President of the Nigerian Senate David Mark said that social media in Nigeria should be restricted, as Nigerians use social media to criticize their leaders with no opportunity for retraction. We asked you what you thought: Is there any place for social media to be restricted?


  1. One user said that there was a difference between criticism and abuse.
  2. We had over 800 comments on the Sahara Reporters Facebook Page regarding David Mark's comments on social media. You can read them all here: Many people blasted David Mark himself, a man who was quoted years back as saying Nigeria was not ready for telecommunications:
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  8. Some Facebook users called for an "Occupy David Mark" Movement. This message has been circling around Nigerian Facebook Users.
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