Jun 9, 2021
Nigeria's Twitter ban: Donald Trump hails Buhari
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. 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. "Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their president," he said in a statement released on Tuesday. 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. Twitter said the ban was "Deeply concerning".
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