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FG moves against terrorists, seeks Google cooperation

FG moves against terrorists, seeks Google cooperation
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.

4th August 2022 Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed 4th 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 organizations.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday during a courtesy call on him by a delegation from Google in Abuja.Adene also pledged the readiness of Google to work with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to digitize the recently-repatriated artifacts in order to preserve and market them to a global audience through Google Arts and Culture.

“As I mentioned earlier, we share the same sentiments, we share the same goals and objectives and we do not want our platform to be used for ill purposes,” he said.According to him, internet platforms such as Google, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and WhatsApp enable Nigerians to interact, share ideas, earn a living and participate in social and political affairs.

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