The federal government of Nigeria has signed agreements with tech giants, Google and Meta to tackle and curb the spread of fake news ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
The agreements were reached during a meeting with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and representatives from Meta and Google.
The agreements include,
cooperation by the tech giants with the federal government by flagging and taking down the post that is fake on their platforms,
Working with security agents in Nigeria to take down posts that are aimed at inciting violence before, during, and after the elections.
That election results not disseminated from original sources, are to be flagged as unverified and false by Meta and Google on their various platform.
Meta and Google also agreed to make posts from official government channels, like the Ministry of Information and Culture, INEC, National Orientation Agency, etc.