The Nigerian government on Friday announced that it has “indefinitely suspended” the use of popular social media platform, Twitter in its country.
This impulsive decision came just two days after a tweet by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was deemed offensive and deleted for violating Twitter’s rule.
Meanwhile, the management of Twitter has reacted to this recent development by assuring Nigerians that they are working to restore their access to the platform.
Twitter pointed out in one of it’s statement via the company’s Global Public Policy team that access to free and open internet is a fundamental human right in modern society including Nigeria.
Read the statement below:
“We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.”
“We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world.”