United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has condemned the decision of the federal government to suspend twitter operations in Nigeria.
The Federal Government 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 democracy.
‘’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 Nigerians to report, gather and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democracy. Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.