Last year, Malava MP Malulu Injendi tried introducing amendments to The Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill 2019 which seeked to allegedly put some control over social media platforms?
While other States strive to brighten the future of their young generation through FIN-Tech, African President and rulers continue to drag African youths in the darkness.
Lesotho’s government has introduced a law that will allegedly regulate online behavior by compelling social-media users to obtain a so-called internet broadcasting allowance.
Under the proposed bill, an internet broadcaster is anyone who posts any text, image or photograph that’s accessible to at least 100 users or anyone who has more than 100 followers in the southern African kingdom.
The announcement was posted on the website of the Lesotho Communications Authority, which has asked citizens and “industry stakeholders” to comment on the proposal.
Lesotho leaders state that they have borrowed a leaf from JP Magufuli led Tanzania, which has pushed through laws designed to police and regulate free speech online.
The bill was initially meant for bloggers and online radio, but authorities expanded the proposal to regulate social-media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
The problem of elected digital dwarfs as presidents has left Africans pains at the chopping board of Silicon valley apps like the suspending Twitter and Fuckfacts Facebook.
If leaders are copying the Tanzania’s cybersecurity laws that are stifling independent media in the country, then we’re as well doomed to even think we have digitally woke leaders.
Here in Kenya, Cybercrime Act is used to fight editors and Bloggers and not only that, the AntiCyber cime unit of DCI has also been used to score political courses by muting critics from the Silicon Valley apps.
The Bill specifically targets group admins, who will be used to police the kind of content shared in the groups.