FG sues Facebook owners, seeks N30bn penalty over unauthorized adverts

ICIR Nigeria

THE Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) says it has sued Meta Platforms Incorporated, owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, over unauthorized advertisements.

A statement ARCON released on Tuesday, October 3, disclosed it has lodged a suit against Meta at the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division.

ARCON maintains that its focus is on advertising and marketing communications on the online platforms, in line with the Act establishing it.

The regulatory body is seeking a declaration, among others, that the continued publication and exposure of various advertisements directed at the Nigerian market through Meta platforms without ensuring proper approval is “illegal, unlawful and a violation of the extant advertising law in Nigeria.”

The Council noted that the incorporated…

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