June 2, 2023

FG Hails Meta On Move To Combat Disinformation And Hate Speech On Its Platforms

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Federal Government of Nigeria yesterday hailed social media giant Meta for its move to combat disinformation and hate speech on its platforms which include Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. 

 The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said this at the 12th Edition of the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023’) in Abuja. 

According to the Minister the company had detailed the actions, it plans to take to combat disinformation and to make political advertising more transparent, adding that the company committed to these actions before, during, and after the elections. 

He however urged other social media platforms like Twitter, TikTok, and Telegram to emulate Meta and set up teams to fight misinformation as Nigeria approaches its general elections in 2023. 

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