Facebook says Nigerians can upload 1999 Constitution on its platform


Ms Ebele Okobi, the Public Policy Director, Facebook, Africa, says Nigerians are free to upload the country’s 1999 constitution on its platform.

Okobi said this on the sideline of the second “Media, Citizens and Good Governance Conference’’ in Abuja.

She said ‘`Facebook doesn’t create content; we create a platform and then people get content; if Nigerians are passionate about the constitution, they can put it on facebook; it’s free.

“We have created a platform that makes distribution of content easy.

“However, Facebook is not a place where everything goes; we do have rules because we want to create a community that maximises people feeling safe online.”

On alleged misuse of facebook, Okobi defended users by saying that the fact that people express themselves freely on the platform does not amount to abuse.

She said that the organisation had content policy, adding that there were some specific things that it would not allow on its platform.

“We don’t allow hate speech, certain type of nudity and violence; we have a community standard.”


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