The malawi communications regulatory authority is today meeting visiting Facebook officials.
Officials from the worlds social network facebook s amoung others meeting stakeholders from Malawi’s communications ecosystem in Lilongwe on the social networking site’s content policy.
Facebook is hosting the meeting in collaboration with MACRA to seek input from stakeholders on what Facebook can do better as well as identify concrete gaps in its content policies or overall approach.
MACRA Director General Godfrey Itaye said the meeting accords players in Malawi’s communication ecosystem a chance to discuss and learn more about election integrity, how to deal with fake accounts, and false news, privacy, harassment and child online safety.
“We all have a part to play in making sure that this gift of free speech that these emerging technologies are affording us do not become an impediment to our democracy, freedom, privacy and respect as citizens of this beautiful country,” he said.
Telecom operators, media institutions, government ministries, departments and agencies and civil society are attending the meeting.
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