Buhari Administration To Ban Facebook From Operating In Nigeria

Twitter Deletes Buhari's Genocide Tweet, Set To Permanently Suspend Account

ABUJA — The Buhari administration said Friday it suspending Twitter’s operations in the country after the microblogging platform deleted a tweet by the President for breaching the site’s rules.

Facebook also joined to take down the President’s controversial genocidal post.

 A few hours after, telecommunications companies in the Nigeria blocked access to Twitter which led users to opt for virtual private network (VPN).

According to the Presidency, the tweet’s removal was “disappointing”, but claimed that it was not the only reason for the “temporary” suspension on Twitter.

Information gathered by Mandy News is that Buhari became angry when he learnt that Facebook had joined Twitter to delete his post.

A source in the presidency said, “The action taken by Facebook ultimately triggered the ban on Twitter,” he added “Even though Facebook wasn’t affected, things could change in the near future.”

A report by Daily Beast says that President Buhari originally planned to ban both Facebook and Twitter. He was advised against the action so it will not seem like an action taken as a retaliation.

He was mad and wanted to deal with both Twitter and Facebook,” the source said.

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