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NITDA Urges Federal Public Institutions To Comply With Social Media Guidelines

IT NEWS NIGERIA: NITDA Calls for Strict Compliance with the Framework and Guidelines for the Use of Social Media Platforms for Public Institutions The Management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Federal Public Institutions on the need for strict compliance with the Framework and Guidelines for the use of Social ...

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Facebook Brings ‘It’s Your Facebook’ Pop-Up Space to Lagos

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Riding on a successful tour across three cities in Europe and the Middle East, Facebook is set to hold the Lagos edition of ‘It’s Your Facebook’ pop-up showcase – the first in Africa. The two-day programme unveiled today at an exclusive preview event, aims to educate users in a fun, interactive space and will showcase some of Facebook’s ...

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Whatsapp Head, Product Chief Abandon Zuckerberg’s Facebook

IT NEWS NIGERIA: *A big blow for the social media giant as the departure of the firm’s chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels send shock waves among staff in Facebook Facebook has announced the departure of its chief product officer Chris Cox and head of WhatsApp Chris Daniels without detailing explicit reason.. This is coming ...

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Misinformation, Fake News Decrease On Facebook – Research

*New Research shows volume of misinformation on Facebook is on a downward trend IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook announced today that three new, separate pieces of research have revealed that misinformation, fake news on the social media platform is on the downward trend. The studies are from Hunt Alcott, Matthew Gentzkow, and Chuan Yu; the University of Michigan; and the French ...

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Social Media Tax: Why African Countries Dare to regulate Internet

*Mobile users in Uganda to pay OTT tax to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, others *Nigeria’s NCC insists it will not regulate the internet   Isaiah Onwuanumba Government of Uganda has joined the list of countries that dare to regulate the Internet as the Government announced recently the beginning of social media tax from second quarter of 2018. Government of Morocco ...

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Facebook To Launch Africa’s First NG_Hub Tuesday

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Facebook is set to launch Africa’s first Hub in Nigeria on Tuesday May 222, 2018. The NG_Hub space includes workspaces, meeting rooms, a games and chill out room and an event space, and will also be the focal point for a number of training programmes aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s ...

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Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me?

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   *Facebook has provided responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding how the company manages user data   This was made public by Rob Goldman, Facebook’s Vice President, Ads in the latest edition of Hard Questions, a series from Facebook that addresses the impact of its products on the society. “To build a product that connects people across ...

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Facebook Announces Rewards For Data Abuse Report

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Facebook has within the week  launched the Data Abuse Bounty to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers.       Facebook committed to launching this program a few weeks ago as part of its efforts to quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information. The Data Abuse Bounty, inspired by the existing ...

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Facebook Joins Hands With Partners Across Africa For A Safer Internet

FACEBOOK: Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”, Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies – with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the internet safer ...

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