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Social Media Regulation Bill: “We are engaging Google, TikTok” – NBC



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The National Broadcasting Commission ( NBC) has said that it is in discussions with prominent social media platforms such as Google and TikTok to address the misconduct of their users.

Francisca Aiyetan, the Director of Broadcast Monitoring at NBC, discussed the commission’s intention to regulate social media in an interview with Daily Trust on Friday.

She warned that without regulation, social media might mislead young people.

Earlier, it was reported that Balarabe Ilelah, NBC director-general, said he has sent a bill for the regulation of social media to the national assembly.

The regulator said it is seeking to repeal and reenact the NBC Act, CAP L11 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Ilelah, who described the ills of social media as a “monster”, said the current law does not give NBC the right to regulate social media.