Date: June 23, 2021, 06:17:36 AM
US calls for immediate reversal of Twitter ban: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
In a Facebook post by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Power said the suspension should be reversed immediately.‘There are nearly 40 M Twitter users in #Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub. This suspension is nothing more than state-sanctioned denial of free speech and should be reversed immediately,’ Power said.The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria had last Saturday issued a statement where it said the suspension of Twitter’s operations was an infringement on the rights of Nigerians to freedom of expression.‘Nigeria’s constitution provides for freedom of expression. The Government’s recent #Twitterban undermines Nigerians’ ability to exercise this fundamental freedom and sends a poor message to its citizens, investors and businesses. Banning social media and curbing every citizen’s ability to seek, receive, and impart information undermines fundamental freedoms.