CNB News – Former President Trump on Tuesday commended Nigeria’s Twitter ban and called on other countries to follow suit.
The erstwhile president of USA, Donald Trump praised the West African country for banning use of the social media platform after the Twitter suspended the account of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for comparing gunmen attacking national electoral commission offices to the Nigeria Civil War. The company deleted the tweet, saying it violated their abusive behaviour policy.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday.
A recall on why Donald Trump supported the twitter ban in Nigeria and wants other countries to do same —Twitter permanently suspended President Trump’s account early this year prior to the USA 2021 general election in January after twitter note that his posts pose “the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Trump, an avid social media user during his 2016 presidential campaign and while in office, was permanently banned by Twitter for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Facebook also kicked him off its platform, recently extended his suspension until 2023.
The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.
— Fed Min of Info & Cu (@FMICNigeria) June 4, 2021