Deny IPOB Access To Your Platform FG Tells Google

deny ipob access to your platform fg tells google
deny ipob access to your platform fg tells google

Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, has asked Google to block the IPOB from using its site.

The “proscribed terrorist organisation” is exploiting the platform to carry out acts of violence and destabilisation, he stated in Abuja yesterday when a team from Google visited him.

“We want Google to look into how to tackle the use of private and unlisted YouTube channels and YouTube livestreams by prohibited groups and terrorist organisations,” he added in an interview. “Google should not enable channels and emails featuring the names of outlawed groups and their affiliates,” he stated.

With over 100 million internet users, Nigerians are some of the world’s most active social media users, according to Mohammed

However, he claimed that these platforms were also used by criminals and terrorists for subversive and malicious purposes.

According to the minister, Nigeria has recently suggested a “Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries” to establish a framework for collaborating with internet service providers to protect Nigerian users.

According to Google’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy, Charles Murito, “Trusted Flaggers” is a new programme for citizens who have been taught to track and engage with online information in order to flag anything that is of severe concern.”

Thirty-five media platforms, including five from Nigeria (including Dubawa, a fact-checking tool), will receive a $3.2 million grant from the Google News Initiative Challenge, Adewolu Adene, Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, announced.

He stated that Google would collaborate with the Ministry of Information and Culture to digitise the recently returned artefacts in order to conserve and promote them to a global audience through Google Arts and Culture.

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