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Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by UpNigeria7: 6:17pm On Jun 06
Twitter Ban - Britain Follows Nigeria's Lead and Warns Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube To Regulate Their Sites Content

Nigeria Bans Twitter on Friday 4th June 2021, India writes letter to warn twitter to obey Indian laws on Sat 5th June, British Government writes to Twitter, Facebook and TikTok on Sat 5th June to regulate the content posted on their sites and from now on, the British National Crime Agency (NCA) will now work with tech companies to swiftly identify and remove dangerous content from their platforms (the same thing the Indian Govt is proposing to Twitter and all tech companies that want to keep operating in India)

The Indian Govt plans which some social media companies have already started implementing will mean twitter and co will be bound by law to identify the first person than creates a post on Twitter so that offensive and potentially dangerous posts can be traced back to the initial originator unlike now where inflammatory and potentially dangerous posts to national security is posted without any repercussions.

For once Nigeria led and the worlds largest democracy followed suit THE NEXT DAY and the father of all parliaments also followed suit THE NEXT DAY. Nigeria will rise again regardless of what its enemies are planning. God pass them and their sinister plans.

In the same British article below, a subsidiary of Facebook made £222 billion last year paid Zero corporation tax because the company is incorporated in Bermuda - a well known tax dodging haven used by criminals to hide their illicit wealth. but this is changing as the G7 meeting in the UK last week resolved to tax the Tech giants including Twitter and Facebook etc a minimum of 15% corporation tax and this will be adopted globally by all countries in the world and as long as you make a profit margin of 10% in a country you will have to pay 15% corporation tax on your profits to that country unlike before where you can hide behind off shore domicile in a Tax haven.

So Twitters Jack and his tax dodging billions can now have something to think about including paying their fair share of taxes to society and maybe Jack's billionaire induced arrogance and veiled imperialist tendencies will now simmer down as one of their own - Britain - has followed Nigeria's lead in clipping their arrogant, tax dodging and "unaccountable" wings / feathers and by the time Britain and other leading world powers finish with plucking Twitters feathers, he will no longer "unfairly" ridicule the President of the largest black nation on earth .


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British Home Secretary Priti Patel blames Facebook, Twitter,TikTok, Instagram and YouTube for the soaring number of migrants trying to reach the UK in Dangerous High Sea Crossings as she orders social media giants to remove posts that 'glamorise' illegal Channel crossings

. Priti Patel believes social media companies glamorise illegal Channel crossings
. She has accused tech companies of using their services to advertise the trips
. Criminal gangs also advertise services such as providing passports and visas

By Glen Owen for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 22:01, 5 June 2021 | Updated: 10:14, 6 June 2021

Priti Patel has ordered social media giants including Facebook and Twitter to remove posts that 'glamorise' illegal Channel crossings, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The Home Secretary's action comes as the number of migrants trying to reach the UK soars again, and amid growing anger in Government that tech companies are allowing people-smugglers to use their platforms to advertise their criminal services. One video showing migrants travelling from Calais to Dover has been seen more than 800,000 times on Chinese-owned TikTok.

In the strongly worded letter which has been seen by this newspaper, Ms Patel asks the internet giants to 'put an end to the exploitation of your platforms by criminals involved in organised immigration crime' as more people than ever are making 'incredibly dangerous journeys across the Channel'.

Trafficking gangs use the sites, which also include Instagram and YouTube, to advertise illegal boat crossings as well as fake passport and visa services. Ms Patel warns in her letter, which was sent yesterday : 'Posts which promote and even glamorise these lethal and illegal crossings, either by boat or in the back of lorries, are totally unacceptable.

'What these posts and adverts do not mention are the people who have died trying to make this crossing, or those forced to spend 13 hours in unseaworthy boats in freezing waters.'

In a powerful plea, she adds: 'These adverts directly lead to loss of life and I implore you to do everything in your power to quickly and proactively remove posts related to illegal crossings before more men, women and children die in the Channel or on other illegal migration routes. Now is the time to act before it is too late.'

Ms Patel decided to act after being advised by the British National Crime Agency (NCA) that social media was playing an increasingly key role in the people-smuggling business.

Ms Patel's intervention is a sign of a growing determination within Government to tackle the power and influence of tech giants.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday helped to broker a historic deal among the G7 countries with the world's most advanced economies to stop companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google from channelling their profits through low-tax regimes.

Under the deal, finance ministers agreed to set a global minimum corporation tax rate of 15 per cent in tandem with a measure to force global companies with at least a ten per cent profit margin to pay taxes in the countries where they sell their services.

It comes after a subsidiary of Microsoft was revealed last week to have paid zero corporation tax on £222 billion profit last year because it was resident in Bermuda for tax purposes.

Ms Patel decided to act after being advised by the National Crime Agency (NCA) that social media was playing an increasingly key role in the people-smuggling business. The British National Crime Agency will now work with tech companies to swiftly identify and remove content related to the migrant crossings. Fewer than half of posts targeted by the law enforcers have been taken down.

The Home Office is trying to combat the social media activities of the gangs by posting its own content on the platforms containing information on the safe alternative options available to migrants.

A spokesman for Facebook said: “People smuggling is illegal and any ads, posts, pages or groups that co-ordinate this activity are not allowed on Facebook. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement agencies around the world including the NCA and Europol to identify, remove and report this illegal activity."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9655757/Priti-Patel-blames-Facebook-Twitter-TikTok-soaring-number-migrants.html

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Golan007: 6:51pm On Jun 06
Sane climes crooners would say otherwise.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by alcuin(m): 6:55pm On Jun 06
Every government in the world recognise the fact that Social Media companies should be accountable and regulated.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by slivertongue: 6:56pm On Jun 06
observing

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by aidameoryou: 7:49pm On Jun 06
.....

TWITTER IS JUST A MINI PORNSITE
FACEBOOK IS STILL HELPING LIVES
AND INSTAGRAM IS THE NEW KOOL


,,,,,

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by TooNoisy(f): 7:49pm On Jun 06
Everybody knows that social media is not perfect and needs to be regulated. However no other country has banned any social media company because they deleted someone’s tweet. Not even when Donal Trump’s account was suspended did the US think of that. It’s a dangerous thing to do!

Don’t get it twisted. No one is following Nigeria’s lead. Nigeria is being governed by a nepotistic dictator who will soon be sanctioned!

We are waiting for Lai to ban Facebook and Instagram too!

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Earlystar698(m): 7:49pm On Jun 06
BMC should stop circulating a sane country mather to justify their foolishness

The two countries have different rules for crying out loud. The law of UK is ment for everyone while the law of the zoo is made for the poor,so therefore if una like circulate that the whole world has ban social media,that doesn't stop the fact that APC FG including the supporters are terrorist!

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by benzene00: 7:49pm On Jun 06
grin

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Rubbiish(m): 7:49pm On Jun 06
Lies undecided
After Nigeria ban twitter, all countries are suddenly now regulating it??

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by sonnie10: 7:49pm On Jun 06
The real owners of the corntree are coming to the rescue. Like play like play, twitter wants to put sand in their garri.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by WiszyFraud: 7:49pm On Jun 06
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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by hisgrace090: 7:49pm On Jun 06
Regulate like going after genocidal tendencies no matter the angle it comes from.

Nice one!

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Sanchez01: 7:49pm On Jun 06
There's a whole lot of difference between asking a social media platform to regulate its channel since fake news litter cyberspace these days. It is another thing to gag Nigerians from using Twitter just because a bigoted president who threatened genocide on a people had his tweet reported and taken down.

Unfortunately, even the big social media platforms can't "regulate" their site's contents just like that. These platforms are user-generated and act as micro-blogging platforms. If people can't air their opinion, then it takes away the social media platform's objective.

Almost every government would love to gag social media now since no one relies on government controlled media anymore. People see injustice around them, record them and write about them on their pages, which the government doesn't like.

If social media was gagged during Jonathan's time, the crop of failures we have now as leaders under the APC wouldn't even win because it was a vital tool to them.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Akposb(m): 7:49pm On Jun 06
As people will say, every mallam with his kettle.

The Nigerian government grouse with Twitter cannot be compared to what Britain is asking the sites to do. The reality is that the Nigerian government needs regulation rather than Twitter.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by SARSCoV2: 7:49pm On Jun 06
God bless His Excellence, President Mohammadu Buhari (GCFR)


Twitter excesses is becoming too glaring and I am happy an African president could nail them.

Republicans in USA will definitely be running congratulatory calls to His Excellence at the moment. They did be commending his doggedness.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by omoadeleye(m): 7:50pm On Jun 06
So how does Britain request similar to that of Nigeria own?


At least Britain and India are all about clamping down tweeps tweeting dangerous tweets.


While, our own president tweeted a tweet which will include killing of some particular people and this type of tweet is against their policy hence twitter taking it down.

If you want to give order to kill some particular people, you have national television and news paper medias in your country that can help you circulate your agendas.

Now, your tweet was deleted, you got emotional and threw tantrums.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by GeneralPula: 7:50pm On Jun 06
Village people don dey reason twitter matter..

No matter of time, another sane social App will emerge..

A social app they can’t buy nor kill..

Nonsense and Jack & Mark..

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Built2last: 7:50pm On Jun 06
BMC is working so hard to legitimize the buffonery of their pay master.

Tell Buhari not to travel to America, UK or EU anymore. If he travels, he wont return. If he returns, he won't last 6 months.

Keep this post. Osinbajo should get ready. Nigerians will laugh last.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by wabashe: 7:50pm On Jun 06
grin
Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Cassandrax: 7:50pm On Jun 06
Yorubas and democracy...

Traditional Igbo political organization was based on a quasi-democratic republican system of government. In tight knit communities, this system guaranteed its citizens equality, as opposed to a feudalist system with a king ruling over citizens(like Obas for Yorubas, Emir for Fulanis, Hausas and some Yorubas)

After buhari failed Nigerians in the 80s, no igbo man would have been able to force buhari through the throat of an igbo man without answering sensible questions about his first failed government in the 80s unlike how tinubu forced buhari on millions of his educated people....

Igbos are Democrats, take it or leave it.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by BrickDevo: 7:50pm On Jun 06
Stupid people are ruling Nigeria, the reason why Twitter was banned in Nigeria Was because of MAAZI NNAMDI KANU, he has constantly tormented the engineers generating the living carcass of dead of buhari, but they can't Stop him.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Ejlove4u(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06
OK.... wahala for twitter this season
Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by sageer1706(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06
So the world leaders where looking for who to open show and our very own PMB na open floor...
Tiwiri gbosa for our bubu

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by nuttyhnic(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06
Why don't we lead them in infrastructure?

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Gammfreak(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06
Your heading is different from the body.
Britain supports regulation of comments and posts by social media platforms which means, they r against buhari act.
No matter what happens, Buhari has no right to ban Twitter because he defaulted in their policies. I wonder d face buhari will use to twwet back in twitter wen the ban is over

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Amperes: 7:51pm On Jun 06
None of these countries have banned Twitter. They are not even planning to ban Twitter.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by sammy329(m): 7:51pm On Jun 06
That's good. The difference between human beings and animals is order. Twitter has to regulate their site, that site has become pornsite sef. Sometimes I look at the trending topics (especially that shediblabla challenge) and observe at the way twitter has beome loosely regulated, there are children below 18 on that site for goodness sake.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Fulanibandit: 7:51pm On Jun 06
Uthman Dan Fodio our ancestor killed thousands of thousands of Hausas and make them our slaves. He give us Nigeria as our country, Nigeria is Fulani bandits birthright. Buhari our messiah should change Nigeria name to Fulania. We will conquer Yoruba and Igbos and make them our slaves like our Hausa slaves. But Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho are regulation us Fulani bandits. Nnamdi Kanu is protection the South East and South South. He gives us headache. Shege damboroba.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Thinktwicemybro: 7:51pm On Jun 06
As it is now, Sunday igboho will defeat the evil spirit in chief hands down in any election in the southwest. Some idiots called igboho an illiterates, but can they tell me why? Well let me tell you why they call him an illiterate.
1. Because he does not have white man's certificate
2. Because he speaks only Yoruba.

If this is why you think igboho is an illiterate, then you are a stack illiterate.
The Chinese, french, etc speak their own language and read their own books, is Nigeria better than them?. The president of China had to take adult class to learn English yet one animal is calling igboho an illiterate.

In the new Yoruba nation all this will be corrected. Maths, physics etc will be taught in Yoruba language. Our children will not have to learn double language to excel in school. Same with Biafra republic.
To hell with their constitutional review, Nigeria is over, we can no longer live with people who slaughter us overnight. Igboho should declear succession and suspend that fraudulent constitution from the south immediately.
Even if election holds today, we are not interested.

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Re: Britain Warns Twitter & Facebook To Regulate Their Sites Content by Cryptodegen: 7:51pm On Jun 06
Lols...BMC (BUHARI MEDIA COWS) are trying so hard to justify their pay....

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