Last week, Nigeria's advertising regulator, Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria sued Meta for $70 million.
On today's Techpoint Africa Podcast, Emmanuel and Timi Olagunju, Tech Lawyer and Policy Consultant discuss this, including the implications, if this is politically motivated, who should control social media, among other things.
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00:00 - Intro
02:42 - We meet Timi
03:29 - First thoughts on the lawsuit
10:00 - Is it legal to discuss the lawsuit?
10:45 - Should ads be vetted?
15:31 - Why is the focus on Meta?
20:21 - Should we take this seriously?
21:48 - Is this politically motivated?
27:14 - Who should control social media?
34:33 - Can a balance between government and businesses' needs be achievable?
38:22 - How to entice big tech companies
41:42 - Isn't the government being protective of its citizens?
43:35 - How to prevent things like this
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Bolu Abiodun
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