End Twitter ban, use other options to check hate speech

The United States Ambassador to the Nigeria, Mary Leonard, has proposed alternatives the Nigerian government can deploy instead of an outright ban of Twitter in Nigeria.

On June 4, the Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter, alleging that the platform was “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence“.

This  followed the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet on June 1, in which he threatened to punish those “bent on destroying Nigeria through insurrection.”

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