Lai Mohammed Asks Google To Block ‘Terrorist’ Groups On YouTube

Date: 05-08-2022 9:29 am (1 week ago) | Author: Abasiodu Sunday
- at 5-08-2022 09:29 AM (1 week ago)
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The Nigerian Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has urged Google to block terrorist organisations from YouTube.

Lai Mohammed who made the request when a team from Google visited him in Abuja on Thursday August 4,  listed Biafra Digest TV, Umu Biafra TV, Biafra Digest, Asa Biafra TV as examples of channels that spread subversive information/ contents.

The Minister claimed that some of the channels use local languages during their broadcast to evade being censored.

He said;

”We want Google to look into how to tackle the use of private and unlisted YouTube channels and YouTube live streams by proscribed groups and terrorist organisations. Channels and emails containing names of proscribed groups and their affiliates should not be allowed on Google platforms..

“Your platform is a platform of choice for IPOB, a proscribed terrorist group.

“We implore you not to make your platform available to them for their acts of violence and destabilisation.

“We hope you will cooperate with us as well as our security agencies in this direction.”

Lai Mohammed also said the government recently proposed a “Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/ Internet Intermediaries”.

The code, according to him,  provides a framework for collaboratively protecting Nigerian users of Internet platforms.

He added;

“This code couldn’t have come at a better time, as the country prepares for general elections next year. We are committed to working with platforms like yours as well as the civil society, lawyers, media practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to ensure a responsible use of the Internet and to protect our people from the harmful effects of social media.”

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

He said;

“As I mentioned earlier, we share the same sentiments, we share the same goals and objectives and we do not want our platform to be used for ill purposes.”

On his part, Google Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Mr. Adewolu Adene, said “Equiano”, a subsea cable which recently berthed in Nigeria from Portugal, is aimed at enhancing connectivity and access to the internet as well as to drive down the cost of data,in order to create jobs and facilitate the transfer of knowledge.

He said through the Google News Initiative Challenge, 30 media platforms, with 5 from Nigeria, including the Dubawa fact-checking platform, would be awarded a $3.2 million grant in recognition of their innovative work in information dissemination.

Mr. Adene 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.

Posted: at 5-08-2022 09:29 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
- Dopybadass at 5-08-2022 09:52 AM (1 week ago)
This man should be killed,and international communities should desist from talking anything about Biafra to Nigeria idiots foolish politicians/government because they are all full of lies and corruption,now they have already proclaimed IPOB as terrorists nation, but Boko Haram and Fulani bandits are being pampered and treated like kings and queens...Ogun kill you there Liar Muhammad and ur foolish useless brother Buhari
Posted: at 5-08-2022 09:52 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
- constigoldo at 5-08-2022 10:17 AM (1 week ago)
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Is that the solution to the insecurity that is confronting you?  Again, do you think Google is foolish to dance to your tune?
Posted: at 5-08-2022 10:17 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 5-08-2022 02:56 PM (1 week ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-08-2022 02:56 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
- Jiiitk4 at 5-08-2022 05:31 PM (1 week ago)
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This Lai and whoever sent him are sick. These people think that the world  doesn't know  who the  real terrorists are in Nigeria.  How  many people  are being terrorised , kidnapped and  killed by IPOB like what the numerous  terrorists groups  in the north are doing? Hundreds of  innocent Nigerians  are being held by what  now  looks like  government  backed terrorist groups in the forests and  billions of naira  being  paid to them by government after staged negotiations. Amadioha the God of thunder will strike you dead  if you mention IPOB again.  How many  fulani herdsmen have been  arrested and jailed after all their atrocities? Your people  attacked  and  slaughtered  innocent  worshippers in Owo ondo state and  no arrests have been made.  When your people  carry out attacks  you  quickly  blame it on ISWAP.  You  think we are fools. God will punish your  generations.  Idiot.
Posted: at 5-08-2022 05:31 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac