Nigeria Twitter ban

Written by on June 8, 2021

Twitter has been suspended in Nigeria after what could be described as a spat between the social media giant and President Muhammadu Buhari.

It’s unclear for how long this suspension is going to last, but the government’s pretty unhappy: they’ve suggested the platform is being used to destabilise the country and to encourage criminality.

“Arguably, the suspension of Twitter, access to Twitter in Nigeria is one of the biggest issues right now being discussed,” says the BBC’s Chris Ewokor in Abuja.

The government says it’s  discussing with Twitter how to move forward – but many Nigerians are having none of it.

Some users says the move was a “violation of human rights”, proof that people’s “freedom of expression is being tampered with”.


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