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FG asks Google to delete proscribed groups

FG asks Google to delete proscribed groups
The Federal Government and global internet company, Google, are collaborating to curb the excesses of subversive YouTube channels, being used to spread hate speech and misinformation against Nigeria.

He expressed delight that both the Federal Government and Google shared the same concern on the responsible use of social media.Related News He said Nigerians are among the most vibrant social media users in the world, with over 100 million Internet users in the country.We are committed to working with platforms like yours as well as the civil society, lawyers, media practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure a responsible use of the Internet and to protect our people from the harmful effects of social media,” he said.5th August 2022 Lai Mohammed 5th August 2022 The Federal Government and global internet company, Google, are collaborating to curb the excesses of subversive YouTube channels, being used to spread hate speech and misinformation against Nigeria.

“We want Google to look into how to tackle the use of private and unlisted YouTube channels and YouTube live streams by proscribed groups and terrorist organisations.“Channels and emails containing names of proscribed groups and their affiliates should not be allowed on Google platforms,” the minister said.

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