CNN: A new website is helping Nigerians check if they have coronavirus

CNN: A new website is helping Nigerians check if they have coronavirus. “A new website is helping Nigerians find out whether they’re at risk of Covid-19. Created through a partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation and PocketPatientMD, the site will determine if a person needs to visit a coronavirus test center based on a series of questions. The Wellbeing Foundation works with mothers and midwives across the country to ensure adequate maternal and newborn health, while PocketPatientMD is a platform that allows patients and physicians to manage their medical records digitally.”

The Nigerian Voice: The Future Project, Y! Africa launches new website ‘Beating Corona’ to provide real-time information on pandemic interventions across Nigeria

The Nigerian Voice: The Future Project, Y! Africa launches new website ‘Beating Corona’ to provide real-time information on pandemic interventions across Nigeria. “Beating Corona website provides a comprehensive database of all current and past interventions across the 36 states of the federation; broken down state by state in a detailed, yet accessible form. Other features on the website include daily updates on all that governmental bodies, corporations and others are doing to fight the scourge. To further provide context and insight into COVID-19’s impact across the country, the site will also constantly run nuanced, human-focused content through short videos, photography and on-the-street interviews.”

CNN: Russian election meddling is back — via Ghana and Nigeria — and in your feeds

CNN: Russian election meddling is back — via Ghana and Nigeria — and in your feeds. “The Russian trolls are back — and once again trying to poison the political atmosphere in the United States ahead of this year’s elections. But this time they are better disguised and more targeted, harder to identify and track. And they have found an unlikely home, far from Russia itself.”

New Telegraph (Nigeria): Nigerians reject Hate Speech, anti-Social Media Bills

New Telegraph (Nigeria): Nigerians reject Hate Speech, anti-Social Media Bills. “Nigerians, yesterday, vehemently opposed the Internet Falsehood Manipulation Bill and the Bill seeking to establish National Commission for Prohibition of Hate Speeches. Those who expressed this opposition also advised the sponsors of the Bills, Senators Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), to withdraw the bills from the Senate in the interest of the country’s democracy.”

Guardian (Nigeria): Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet

Guardian (Nigeria): Social media bill to empower government to shut down internet. “The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019, otherwise known as the Social Media Bill, has a provision that will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet if passed into law. The bill, being pushed by Senator Muhammad Sani Musa (APC-Niger East), passed the second reading this week.”