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    👍 | FG Insists Twitter, Others Must Be Registered I…

    TDPel News – The Federal Government on Wednesday said the microblogging platform, Twitter, must register as a business concern in Nigeria as part of conditions to be met before the suspension placed on its operation can be lifted. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed Mohammed accused the microblogging and social media platform of suspicious activities in the country, adding that it pays no, disclosed this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). taxes to the Nigerian gov…

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    📱 | CMA to have key oversight role over Google's pl…

    The CMA is to take up a role in the design and development of Google's Privacy Sandbox proposals to ensure they do not distort competition. The CMA is now launching a consultation on whether to accept Google's commitments. If accepted, the commitments would be legally binding. The CMA has worked closely with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in reviewing the Privacy Sandbox proposals and will continue to work closely with the ICO to assess the effectiveness of alternatives to third party cookies being developed under the proposals. The offer of commitments is a result of enforcement…

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    👍 | TwitterBan: Senate silent as PDP Reps stage wal…

    TDPel News – The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, maintained silence over the federal government's decision to ban popular microblogging site, Twitter, from operating in the country. This is in contrast to the decision of their counterparts at the House of Representatives to summon the Minister Members of the main opposition party, PDP, in the House also walked out of plenary after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, turned down an attempt to ask the federal government to review the #TwitterBan. The federal government had, on Saturday, announced the “…

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    👍 | APC on Twitter: Develope homegrown Twitter like…

    The All Progressives Congress has urged Nigerians talented in the development of social media and software applications to seize the opportunity of the suspension of Twitter operations in the country to develop homegrown applications that can rival existing social media platforms and meet the need of Nigerians. The APC in a statement by John James Akpanudoedehe it's National Secretary Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee believes that the country has the potentials and talents that can develop alternative and competitive applications to existing platforms in the world. Add…

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    👍 | FG Moves To Prosecute Violators Of Ban On Twitt…

    The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami, SAN, has directed the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation to begin immediate prosecution of those who violate the Federal Government's order suspending Twitter operations in Nigeria. The Minister's spokesman, Mr Umar Gwandu, disclosed this in a statement titled,'Twitter ban Malami orders prosecution of offenders. The Federal Government had last Friday ordered all internet service providers to suspend Twitter. However, many Nigerians have been using the Virtual Private Networks to circumvent th…

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    👍 | Presidential Statement on Twitter Suspension in…

    Nigeria – The temporary suspension of Twitter is not just a response to the removal of the President's post. There has been a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real world violent consequences. All the while, the company has escaped accountability. Still, the removal of President Buhari's tweet was disappointing. The censoring seemed based on a misunderstanding of the challenges Nigeria faces today. The President in his address at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA in 2019 said “the world was…

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    👍 | FG Suspends Twitter's Operations in Nigeria

    Nigeria – The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Segun Aseyemi citing the persistent the persistent The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nig…

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    👍 | Nigeria Engages Facebook On WhatsApp's Updated…

    Nigeria – The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Ali Pantami has directed the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), as the Regulator of the Information Technology sector, to engage vigorously with Facebook to understand the processes, and level of security of the data of Nigerian users in order to ensure that Policies proposed for Nigeria strictly adhere to the provisions of Nigeria Data Protection Regulations NDPR. A statement by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi says th…

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    👍 | EFCC Raises Alarm Over Fake Bawa Twitter Account

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to notify the public about the emergence of a number of fake Twitter accounts masquerading as genuine Twitter handle of the Executive Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa. Some of the fake Twitter accounts include: @AbdurasheedBawa, @AbdulrBawa and @AbdulRashidBawa1. One of the fake twitter handles: @ AbdulRashidBaw1, which was created in February following the appointment of Bawa as EFCC Chair, has witnessed a steady stream of followers, an indication that many have been hoodwinked into believing they were dealing with the EFCC Chair. The C…

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    👍 | Facebook To Take Action On Fake Reviews As Comp…

    This latest action by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) follows reports that fake and misleading reviews continued to be bought and sold on the social media platforms. In January 2020, Facebook committed to better identify, investigate and remove groups and other pages where fake Facebook gave a similar pledge in relation to its Instagram.com business in May 2020, after the CMA had identified similar concerns. Ads1 A follow-up investigation found evidence that the illegal trade in fake reviews was still taki…