The fight to regulate social media is gradually gaining momentum. Uganda, Zambia and now, the Egyptian’s government.
The Egyptian President has passed into law the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls.
The Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have power to supervise people with more than 5000 followers on social media or personal blog thanks to this new law. They will also have power to suspend or block accounts that publish or broadcast fake news that incite violation of the law, violence or hatred.
The new law is one of a series of measures that rights groups say are aimed at curbing freedom of expression online, with the internet one of the last forums for public debate over Sisi’s rule.
Meaning if you have more than 5000 followers on twitter, Instagram etc and you run a personal blog, you’ll be monitored by the Egyptian government.
As at the time of filing this post, more than 500 websites have already been blocked in Egypt prior to the new law. Today is Egypt, which country is next for social media regulation?
21 thoughts on “If you have more than 5000 followers on social media, you’ll be monitored”
Not in Nigeria that I can tell
what of if you are a celeb?
everyday with stupid laws.
In otherwise they will start reading everything u posted. And will block u if u are against their government. This is very boring
Instead of them to seat and discuss important issues. I know Nigeria still have a long way to go since it doesn’t take money out of their pockets
any government that decides to tread this path must be one that’s already doing its citizens good in every other aspect. not the lazy, sluggering ones
Lai Mohammed will use these as a tool to campaign for regulating social media in Nigeria…
Harsh… what’s their business with my followers
Their matter. Nigeria should not dream of this
This is not acceptable at all. Suppression
All dis laws r becoming so unfair
It’s a form of security to checkup insurgency. You won’t blame them totally y
That one is their problem jor
African leaders… Where is this continent going?
Don’t even know what to say
i smell African as a whole looking for next colonization…
they don’t think of upgrades only backwards
This is totally an anti people policy, where is the freedom of speech and freedom of association.???
I dont think this can help in Nigeria. But wait oh why all in this policy been implemented on Africans why?
Our visionless leaders, always coming up with meaningless news.
Nigeria will definitely fellow
This is what they loke
Nigeria version is coming after Buhari and APC win second 2019 election.