Jan 13, 2022

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

Image source, AFP. Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter - seven months after clamping down on the social networking site. The government said it was reversing the ban after Twitter agreed to conditions including opening a local office in Nigeria. The move last year by Nigeria's government sparked international outcry over freedom of speech. Twitter has not yet commented on Nigeria's decision to lift the ban. The government had ordered internet providers to block Twitter, alleging it was being used to undermine "Nigeria's corporate existence" through the spreading of fake news that could potentially have "Violent consequences".

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