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Government in talks with Facebook on ‘dealing with issues’

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After an attempt by the Information contents, including timely response to and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) to filter social media faced popular outcry, the Government has reportedly initiated talks with “high officials of Facebook” to discuss “on greater collaboration in dealing with issues related to that social media platform.”

According to Cabinet papers, the platform has reportedly agreed to enhance the review process of local requests from local authorities.

For that purpose, Facebook is said to be envisaging to employ more Mauritian citizens, including from the diaspora.

Cabinet papers dated August 6 said CERT-MU will be the only reporting agency to Facebook to “ensure consistency and efficient coordination.”

A visit by “Facebook high officials” to Mauritius is also reportedly being planned.

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