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Thursday, 10 June 2021

'Twitter ban has no place in democracy', U.S. government tells Buhari

 

Biden, Buhari
President Biden and President Buhari [Photo credit: Authentic News Giant]

In a statement from the United States Secretary of State, signed by spokesperson Ned Price, the United States government condemned the action of the Buhari regime to ban usage of Twitter in Nigeria. 

STATEMENT

The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians 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 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.

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

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