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World Donald Trump hails Nigeria Twitter ban

12:05  09 june  2021
12:05  09 june  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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Former US president Donald Trump has praised Nigeria 's government for banning Twitter after it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari's post for breaching its rules. "Who are they to dictate good and evil, if they themselves are evil?" Mr Trump was banned from both platforms after the US Capitol riot in January. His posts before and after the raid were alleged to have encouraged violence. While Twitter made its ban permanent, Facebook announced last week that its suspension, including of the former president's Instagram account, would last at least two years.

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday came out in support of the Nigerian government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the West African country — and called on more nations to follow suit. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria , who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” Trump said in an emailed statement.

Former US president Donald Trump has praised Nigeria's government for banning Twitter after it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari's post for breaching its rules.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Mr Trump urged other countries to follow Mr Buhari's move to ban the US-owned social media platforms © Getty Images Mr Trump urged other countries to follow Mr Buhari's move to ban the US-owned social media platforms

"Who are they to dictate good and evil, if they themselves are evil?" Mr Trump said in a statement.

He urged other countries to ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing "free and open speech".

Mr Trump was banned from both platforms after the US Capitol riot in January.

His posts before and after the raid were alleged to have encouraged violence.

Nigeria Goes on Twitter to Announce It Is Banning Twitter

  Nigeria Goes on Twitter to Announce It Is Banning Twitter The African government's move comes after the social media site deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Information and Culture made the announcement on Friday. The move follows Twitter's deletion of a tweet from the country's president, Muhammadu Buhari, earlier in the week.

DONALD Trump lauded Nigeria for banning Twitter in the country and expressed remorse for not thinking of doing the same - but said he'll get another chance in a potential 2024 run. "Congratulations to the country of Nigeria , who [sic] just banned Twitter because they banned their President," Trump said on Tuesday. "More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard," the former president went on. "In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil?"

The Republican who was banned on Twitter and Facebook said, he wished he suspended Twitter when he was President, adding that the platform is evil. Twitter suspension: Learn from Trump – Dino Melaye tells Buhari. “Congratulations to the people of Nigeria who just banned Twitter because “More countries should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard. “In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. “Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? “Perhaps, I should have done it when I was President But

While Twitter made its ban permanent, Facebook announced last week that its suspension, including of the former president's Instagram account, would last at least two years.

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What did Trump's statement say?

"Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their president," he said in a statement released on Tuesday.

He suggested that he should have banned Facebook while he was in office, but said the company's boss Mark Zuckerberg "kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was".

Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect

  Nigerian government-enforced Twitter suspension takes effect LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Millions of Nigerians were unable to access Twitter Saturday after the government enforced an indefinite suspension of the microblogging platform’s operations in Nigeria. The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria said in a statement that its members have suspended access to Twitter in compliance with a government directive to do so. The Nigeria government said Friday it was indefinitely suspending Twitter in Africa’s most populous nation, after the company deleted a controversial tweet President Muhammadu Buhari made about a secessionist movement.

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday came out in support of the Nigerian government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the West African country — and called on more nations to follow suit. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria , who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” Trump said in an emailed statement. “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. “In the meantime,” the former president continued, “competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if

Wait til he finds out iran bans both of them! He really should’ve stayed in that iran deal…

Mr Trump also backed unnamed rival social media platforms, saying they "will emerge and take hold".

The 45th US president has struggled for attention since his access to Twitter and Facebook was blocked. A website he launched last month to get his word out was closed because of poor traffic.

Why did Nigeria ban Twitter?

The authorities in Nigeria accused the platform of threatening the country's "corporate existence" by allowing "misinformation and fake news to spread."

The ban followed the removal of President Buhari's tweet, which referred to Nigeria's civil war four decades ago, and included a veiled threat towards those backing a secessionist movement in the south-east of the country.

His government said on Saturday the tweet's removal was "disappointing", but was not the only reason for Twitter's "temporary" suspension.

The professional body of Nigerian mobile phone operators - known as Alton - said its members had been told to block access to Twitter.

The authorities have since said they will prosecute anyone found to have breached the ban, however they have not yet announced any arrests.

Many Nigerians, including prominent politicians and churches, are continuing to tweet using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Twitter said the ban was "deeply concerning".

Meanwhile, Nigeria's national broadcasting regulator, NBC, announced that it would begin "licensing all internet streaming services and social media operations in Nigeria", a government statement said.

Twitter needs India and Nigeria to grow. It's running into trouble in both .
The news social media rules in India and the ban in Nigeria are challenging for Twitter, considering how sizable its growth opportunities are in both markets.The social media giant has been ensnared in a battle with the Indian government for months over free speech and other issues, and is contending with restrictive new rules pushed by New Delhi. If that wasn't enough, even more dramatic events are unfolding thousands of miles away along Africa's Western coast.

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