FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ASKS GOGGLE TO BLOCK BANNED GROUP FROM YOUTUBE.

Uploaded by on August 6, 2022

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked Google to block the use of YouTube channels and livestreams by banned groups and terrorist organisations

Alhaji Mohammed made the request when a team from Google visited him in Abuja.

He stressed that Channels and emails containing names of proscribed groups and their affiliates should not be allowed on Google platforms.

The minister who noted that Google is a platform of choice for IPOB, a proscribed terrorist group, implored the tech giant to deny IPOB the use of its platform for its acts of violence and destabilization.

Alhaji Mohammed pointed out that Nigerians are among the most vibrant social media users in the world, with over one hundred million Internet users in the country, and that 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.

In his remarks,Google Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa,Government Affairs and Public Policy, Mr. Charles Murito,said the platform has introduced a program called “Trusted Flaggers” for citizens trained to track and engage with online contents in order to flag contents of serious concern.

He 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.

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