Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting a post from the president

Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting a post from the president

Twitter’s Nigerian users face a dilemma: Leave the platform or tweet and be arrested.

On Friday, Nigeria banned Twitter — yes, the entirety of Twitter — from the country.

The move comes after Twitter deleted a tweet from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. The company also suspended Buhari from using the platform for 12 hours.

According to CNN, Twitter said the tweet violated its abusive behavior policies. Many Nigerians had reported the president’s tweet as well.

Ironically, the Nigerian government announced its “indefinite” suspension of Twitter on…Twitter.

The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.

— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) June 4, 2021 Read more…

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