Experts Signpost Areas of Regulations for Digital Platforms
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 23, 2023
Experts in communication and management of information highway have asserted that there is a need to regulate the Digital platforms in order to safeguard the society from having access to destructive media contents.
The experts made the submission at the Independent Community Consultation on “UNESCO’s Version 3.0 Guidelines on Safeguarding Freedom of Expression and Access to Information For a Multi Stakeholders Approach in the intent of Regulating Digital Platforms”, organised by the Daily Link Digital Media held at the NUJ Press Centre, Ilorin.
Among the experts, Professor Rasheed Gbenga Jimoh, and Dr Lukman Kayode Mustapha, Mr Kunle Akogun, the trio, are from the University of Ilorin.
In his submission on the topic, “Ensuring Flexible Guidelines for Regulation of Digital Platforms in the Era of Emerging Technology”,the immediate past Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS), University of Ilorin, Professor Rasheed Gbenga Jimoh, explained that regulation of digital platforms requires flexible guidelines to keep pace with emerging technologies.
In his contribution on the topic: “Principle-based document or detailed regulatory guidelines for Digital platforms,” a public analyst, Dr. David Ehindero, said that UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has been involved in various efforts related to the regulation of digital platforms, among it include Development of Internet Universality Indicators, promotion of media and information literacy, policy development, and collaboration with other organisations.