Nigeria demands local offices from social platforms

Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Tiktok will be required to register and open offices in Nigeria and appoint government contact persons.

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New rules for social networks

The Code of Practice for “Interactive Platforms for Computer Services and Internet Intermediaries” aimed to combat online abuse, including misinformation, according to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in regulations published on its website.

A statement from the agency’s spokesperson states that the regulations were developed with contribution Twitter-a, Facebook-a, WhatsApp-a, Instagram-a, Google-a i Only Tok-a. The platforms are quite popular in Nigeria, the most populous African country with more than 200 million people.

NIDTA announced that the platforms will be required to provide relevant information to users or authorized government agenciesin order to preserve security and public order.

Also, companies will have to submit annual reports to the agency with the number of registered users in Nigeria, the number of complaints received and the amount of content removed due to misinformation.

Nigeria lifted the ban earlier this year Twitter-a, because it is a company agreed to establish a local office among other agreements with the authorities.

Source: Reuters


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