from AKANI CHAUKE in Johannesburg, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – FACEBOOK has highlighted its commitment to online safety in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
As part of its ongoing efforts in understanding and positively contributing to the African internet eco-system, a team from the company will be working with a number of organizations including local governments, policy makers and civil society to co-host selected events in both countries.
“We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook,” said Emilar Gandhi, Public Policy Manager for South Africa, Facebook.
Gandhi said as an open platform for ideas, and a place where self-expression, connection and sharing is encouraged, safety was at the centre of how Facebook build its products.
“Protecting the privacy and safety of the people who use Facebook is at the heart of everything we do and that is why this Safety Tour is so important to us – not only to educate on the tools that we have in place, but to create open conversations.”
The Africa Safety Tour includes a series of events in South Africa and Zimbabwe, until next Wednesday.
These are set for Cape Town and Harare respectively.
– CAJ News