Facebook parent company Meta has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system, as part of a joint agreement to work on removing content that is deemed harmful on social network platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
In a joint statement, the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the social media giant said the agreement, which is the first of its kind in Central Asia, would help increase the efficiency and effectiveness to counter the spread of illegal content.
Giving the Kazakhstan government access to its content reporting system will allow the government to report content that may violate Facebook’s global content policy and local content laws in Kazakhstan, Facebook said.
Under the agreement, both parties will also set up regular communication, including having an authorised representative from Facebook’s regional office work with the Ministry on various policy issues.
“Facebook is delighted to work with the government of Kazakhstan together, particularly in the aspect of online safety for children,” Facebook regional public policy director George Chen said in a statement.
“To make the first step for our long-term cooperation with the government, we are delighted to provide the ‘content reporting system’ to the government