Technology giant Facebook has said about 33 million Nigerians are accessing the social networking platform using their mobile phones.
Its Head, Communications, sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook, Kezia Anim-Addo, gave this figure while speaking on the side of a “Facebook Content Review Workshop” in Nairobi, Kenya.
Noting that the figure was as at the last quarter of this year, Anim-Addo said the 33 million Nigerians, who are active facebook users via mobile phones was an indication of Nigeria’s growing mobile penetration rate.
The workshop was organised to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed with facebook’s efforts to enforce its community standards aimed at tackling and controlling hate speech, fake news, nudity and other forms of offensive content or posts.
Earlier in her presentation at the workshop, Content Policy Associate Manager, Facebook Sub-Sahara Africa, Ms Fadzai Madzingira, said the social media giant has over 35, 000 people reviewing contents in more than 50 languages daily.
According to her, the review was necessary to guarantee the security and integrity of the platform by taking down contents and posts that violet facebook’s community standards.
Madzingira said, for instance, hate speech creates an environment of intimidation, exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence, hence it would not be allowed on the platform.