Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after site agrees to government demands

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Nigeria has agreed ban it On Twitter, the country’s government said on Wednesday. people in west african country lost access On the microblogging platform last June, after the social media site removed a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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after the ban is over Twitter has pledged According to CNN, to open a local office in Nigeria and address concerns over its tax payments. Another condition is “Management of Prohibited Publications in accordance with Nigerian Law” – the official reason Last summer’s suspension was aimed at “constant use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

twitter said Bukhari’s tweet removed Because it violated the site’s “abusive behavior” policy, Reuters reported last summer. The tweet referenced the civil war in Nigeria’s Biafra region in the late 1960s and was directed at current separatists, who have been blamed for the attacks on government buildings, the outlet said, adding that Buhari had fought that war. served in the military during and was the military ruler of Nigeria in the 1980s.

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“Those of us who have gone through the war for 30 months will treat them in the language they understand,” Buhari said in a deleted tweet, according to Reuters.

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