Tuesday, June 15, 2021



FRSC boss orders immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed Commanding Officers across all formations of the Corps to commence immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads.

Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify Tuesday to Senate panel over content moderation decisions

The chief executives of Facebook and Twitter are set to testify before a congressional hearing on Tuesday that will explore their content moderation practices as Republicans accuse social media companies of censoring conservative speech.

Over 400 advertisers to boycott Facebook over failure to address hate speech

Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.

Facebook removes Trump ads featuring symbol linked to Nazis

Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads that featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, saying the posts breached the platform’s policy on hate.

Facebook launches voter registration campaign ahead of US election

Facebook is planning to play an active role in November’s U.S. presidential election, the platform announced on Wednesday.

Facebook Launches “My Digital World” to boost literacy in Africa

Facebook says it has launched “My Digital World”, a programme designed to equip the youths in Africa, including Nigeria with skills needed to navigate the digital world.

Facebook expands COVID-19 information centre to Nigeria, 16 other Africa countries

Facebook says it will be expanding its Coronavirus Information Centre to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan African, including Nigeria

Disregard emails on contracts, payments linked to us, EFCC tells Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged the general public to disregard emails, purportedly sent from [email protected] to unsuspecting members of the public between February 16 and 18, 2020.

Facebook to allow external audit on its content moderation

Facebook is working to enable external reviews on its content moderation systems, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a comment piece on the Financial Times on Monday.

SERAP to sue Taraba varsity for expelling student who criticised Gov Ishaku on Facebook

Following several media reports on the expulsion of a first-year student by the Taraba State University, for criticising Governor Darius Ishaku on Facebook, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has threatened to institute a legal action against the university authority.

Facebook users can now see, control personal data taken from other websites

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Tuesday it was tweaking its policies to allow users to see and control the data that other websites and...

Facebook alerts French cops to live-streamed violent attack

French gendarmes arrested the perpetrator of a violent attack and rescued his victim after Facebook alerted them to a live stream of the attack,...

Facebook to pay record $5bn fine over privacy violations

Facebook Inc will pay record-breaking 5 billion dollars fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will...

Facebook prepares for launch of digital currency

U.S. social media giant, Facebook, is preparing to step into the world of finance with a new digital currency, local media reported on Tuesday.

Facebook to mentor 12 start-ups in Nigeria, Ghana

Facebook says it is collaborating with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) to mentor and empower 12 start-ups in the ”Season 2 FbStart Accelerator Programme.”

Trump renews attack alleging social media’s political bias

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused social media platforms Facebook, YouTube and Twitter of favoring his Democratic opponents over him and his fellow Republicans.

China bans Bing search engine- report

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is apparently the latest Western internet platform to be blocked in China, local media reported said on Thursday. The website can...

Facebook to launch political ad checks in Nigeria, other countries ahead of elections

Facebook  is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world.

Woman sues Facebook, claims site encourages pimps

A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a...

Facebook loses more young users – Survey

The world largest social media platform Facebook is losing a large number of young users as about one in four of them had removed...

Lawyer files N5m suit against lecturer for defamation of character on Facebook

A lawyer and public affairs analyst, Sunusi Umar Sadiq, has dragged a lecturer at the Kano State Polytechnic, Aisar Fagge, to a Kano High...

Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies

Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company's contracts with the US government and...

Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has found himself at the center of a fresh row after saying the social network should not prohibit posts which deny the Holocaust.

Uganda to ‘review’ social media tax after outcry

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.

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