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“Twitter ban has no place in democracy”


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United States Secretary of State, has condemned the action of the Buhari administration to ban the use of Twitter in Nigeria.

The statement signed by spokesperson Ned Price, on behalf of the United States government, states that Twitter ban has no place in democracy.

He also said that Freedom of expression and access to information both online and offline are foundational to prosperous and secure democratic societies.

The statement reads;

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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