Jun 5, 2021

Twitter Nigeria: Phone companies told to block site

Nigeria's government has told the country's mobile phone networks to block access to Twitter, a statement from the industry umbrella body said. The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria said its members complied with the request to suspend Twitter access based on "National interest provisions" in the telecoms law and the licensing terms. A Twitter spokesperson said at the time that the post "Was in violation of the Twitter Rules". The government gave no explanation of how Twitter had undermined Nigeria's corporate existence. The government's statement, which was released on Twitter, also revealed that the national broadcasting regulator, NBC, has been told to start "The process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in Nigeria".

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