Feb 9, 2023

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FG Rolls out Code for Regulating Twitter, Facebook, Others – Legit.ng

  • The Nigerian federal government has introduced new regulatory provisions governing the operation of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms
  • The National Information The Technology Development Agency (NITDA) issued a statement Monday, June 13.
  • The NITDA said the move was not an attack or a restriction on Social media platforms, but rather one to protect the fundamental rights of Nigerians

FCT, Abuja – The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced the release of new regulations governing the operation of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, Daily Nigerian reported.

This new regulation follows to the ban imposed on Twitter a few months ago.

New codes are not an attack on social media – NITDA

According to Hadiza, the new regulation is intended to guide and protect the basic human rights of Nigerians and non-Nigerians residing in the country, and to define guidelines for interaction in the digital ecosystem.

She said:

“This is in line with international best practices as available in democratic nations such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations.

“The code was developed in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, as well as with contributions from interactive computer service platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google and among others Tik Tok.”

The Guardian newspaper, however, reported that a draft code of conduct requires all internet platforms to do so “Court Dec A statement directing a platform to provide information under its domain or any assistance to an authorized government agency for the purpose of conducting an investigation, combating cybercrime, or prosecuting a criminal offense.”

As included in the statement, Hazida said the purpose of the regulation is to “establish best practices that make the digital ecosystem safer for Nigerians and non-Nigerians in Nigeria.”

ASUU vs. FG: NITDA debunked ASUU over failure of negotiations

In another development, NITDA has revealed that ASUU is responsible for the failure to reach an agreement with the federal government.

ASUU, which has refused to switch to the IPPIS payment method, is said to have blocked progress in upgrading its own most preferred payment platform called UTAS.

Like It looks like the federal government is unwilling to compromise and insist that ASUU upgrade UTAS payment platform.

ASUU strike: Stream of students take over Lagos/Ibadan expressway to protest

Meanwhile, streams of students protesting were seen all over the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway following ASUU’s open-ended industrial action on Tuesday, March 8th.

The protest was determined to be due to the ongoing nationwide ASUU strike and fuel shortages in the country.

The protest is said to be from the Southwest Zone hosted by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

Source: Legit.ng