Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Banning Twitter

Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Banning Twitter
President Muhammadu Buhari and President Donald Trump at a bilateral meeting in the White House on Monday, April 30, 2018

Former President of the United States, Donald Trump has ‘congratulated’ President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent suspension of the operations of Twitter in the country.

Recall that the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed had announced the “indefinite” suspension of Twitter in Nigeria for allowing its platform to be used for activities that “undermine Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

This suspension came few days after the social media platform deleted the tweet of President Buhari.

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In a statement on Tuesday, Trump congratulated the federal government on the decision, and urged other countries to follow suit.

“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,” the statement reads.

“In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?”

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