Tit for tat: Nigeria suspends Twitter after president’s tweet is ...

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Tit for tat: Nigeria suspends Twitter after president’s tweet is deleted

However, Nigeria says Twitter suspension isn’t just about leader’s tweet

Ruth Olurounbi

Nigeria’s government said its ban on Twitter was “temporary” and the result of broader grievances than the company’s deletion of a post by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Telecommunications operators shut down remaining links to Twitter on government orders on Saturday.

“There has been a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real world violent consequences,” Garba Shehu, a spokesperson for Buhari, said. “All the while, the company has escaped accountability.”..

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