Twitter ban: US tackles Buhari

Blinken and Buhari

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has condemned the decision of the to suspend twitter operations in Nigeria. 

The had on Friday suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, “citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

However, Blinken said restriction of social media use has no place in a .

In a statement on Thursday signed by Blinken’s spokesman, Ned Price, ‘Nigeria’s Twitter ’, Blinken condemned the of Twitter.

The statement reads: “The United States condemns the ongoing of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to and prosecute who use Twitter.

‘’The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter.

“Unduly restricting the ability of to report, gather and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a . Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.

“We support Nigeria as it works towards , peace, and prosperity. As its partner, we call on to respect its citizens’ to freedom of expression by reversing this .”

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