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IPI condemns Twitter ban in Nigeria, demands reversal

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The International Press Institute led by its chairman Kabiru Yusuf has expressed concern over suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the federal government.

In a press statement jointly issued on Saturday by IPI Chairman Yusuf and Secretary Raheem Adedoyin, the institute described federal government’s action as detrimental to the free press in Nigeria  which uses twitter as a major platform. 

The statement reads in parts, “The International Press 

Institute ( IPI) expresses concern over  the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.

“The  action is IPI notes the  concern of the government on the use of   twitter and other social media platforms to promote hate speech and disinformation. We urge twitter and other social media outfits to pay greater attention to the content they  promote on their platforms which  violate their own rules. 

“IPI implores the Government to reverse the suspension  of twitter  operations in nigeria and engage  in meanigful dialogue with the social media outfit on issues of concern to the government.”


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