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Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Naajjii: 3:48am On Jun 09
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement supporting the Nigerian government’s decision to suspend Twitter activities in the West African country.

“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” he said in the statement.

The ex-President also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban Twitter and Facebook.

“More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech — all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?” he added.

Trump’s approval is coming days after Nigeria suspended Twitter indefinitely last Friday. The government made the judgment days after Twitter deleted Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet for violating its abusive behaviour policy and several calls by Nigerians to take it down. His tweet threatened punishment on secessionists in the southeastern part of the country.

Although the Nigerian President, via his spokesperson, later declared that the state-wide ban on Twitter was only a temporary measure to curb misinformation and fake news, new directives suggest otherwise. The government ordered broadcasting media to delete their Twitter accounts and stop using the platform as a news source on Monday which further confirms a ploy to stifle free speech and enforce censorship.

“In compliance to the above directive, broadcasting stations are hereby advised to de-install Twitter handles and desist from using Twitter as a source (UGC) of information gathering for news and programmes presentation especially phone-in,” an excerpt of the statement read.

On the other hand, Trump has been on the receiving end of not one but two bans. In early January, he was permanently banned from Twitter after instigating the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol. Twitter cited concerns over the “risk of further incitement of violence.”

He was subsequently suspended indefinitely on Facebook. Last Friday, the social media juggernaut announced its decision to reconsider Trump’s suspension in two years (which starts counting from January).

“At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest. If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has receded,” Vice‑President for Global Affairs and Communications at Facebook, Nick Clegg said.

“When the suspension is eventually lifted, there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts.”

https://techcrunch.com/2021/06/08/trump-congratulates-nigeria-for-twitter-ban-says-more-countries-should-do-the-same/?tpcc=ECFB2021&fbclid=IwAR0_bKv6SdeXE6XbwGF-YuOOb6iYqXTpptPwgKt6pbLQpgWGZ2nTzqb5b2w
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by kuuljay(m): 3:57am On Jun 09
How will my yeastern brothers interpret this news now,their hero don fall hand

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Mindlog: 4:05am On Jun 09
And he couldn't ban Twitter in the US when Twitter banned him while he was still the US President! grin....Strong institutions checks the mood swings of those in power.

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by saintdeby(m): 4:13am On Jun 09
MOD front page please
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by moriss33(m): 4:16am On Jun 09
NBC's will come & masturbate on this thread now
All bubu & APC's asslickers wey been deg hide since go begin showface

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Karlovych: 4:27am On Jun 09
embarassed embarassed Convulsions will soon set in for the hydraulic green algae eaters

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Romanoff(f): 4:47am On Jun 09
Mindlog:
And he couldn't ban Twitter in the US when Twitter banned him while he was still the US President! grin....Strong institutions checks the mood swings of those in power.

I am telling you.
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by houseontherock: 5:00am On Jun 09
He hates twitter for a different reason. Despite his travails, he didn't ban twitter in USA and this shows he still has respect for the Americans, and public opinion still matters there! Twitter was banned here to suppress and repress, to ensure that our voices are not heard!

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Nig4Greatness: 5:12am On Jun 09
Trump lacked the power to do So while he was the president because the agency in charge of such is not under the executive control but independent.
Secondly,these tech companies generate billions in dollars for the America govt with emrphasy on employment generation whereas in Nigeria it's the opposite, reason it was easy for the Nigeria govt to take such actions.

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by GMBuhari: 5:15am On Jun 09
98% Sensible people on nairaland knows Trump is vindictive, and he's a clown that's why he lost his reelection, his beef with Jack has not ended and will never end

This is a classic case of enemy if my enemy


Even two idiots can support one another if they have a common enemy

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Nig4Greatness: 5:16am On Jun 09
houseontherock:
He hates twitter for a different reason. Despite his travails, he didn't ban twitter in USA and this shows he still has respect for the Americans, and public opinion still matters there! Twitter was banned here to suppress and repress, to ensure that our voices are not heard!

Story for the gods...
How many Nigerians are active on Twitter?and when did Twitter become the mainstream media outlet in Nigeria?.

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Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Anter: 5:21am On Jun 09
Trump is a rabble rouser, he just wants attention after his miserable defeat.
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by vedaxcool(m): 6:05am On Jun 09
Ipob terrorists will soon cancel the guy.
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by bjtinz: 6:09am On Jun 09
houseontherock:
He hates twitter for a different reason. Despite his travails, he didn't ban twitter in USA and this shows he still has respect for the Americans, and public opinion still matters there! Twitter was banned here to suppress and repress, to ensure that our voices are not heard!

Keep dreaming. Respect indeed and that is why he keeps trying to undermine the electoral process.

Btw Trump lacks power to ban Twitter. The worst he can do is go to court
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Nobody: 6:11am On Jun 09
1.This shows how autocratic Trump really is, if not for checks and balances

2.This also shows that those who supported Trump should have a rethink. The man is for himself, and himself alone
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Uteghe(m): 6:14am On Jun 09
I see the bleached "suplim reader" losing his libido because this news. I hope ladio Biafra carries it.
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by simple250: 6:18am On Jun 09
America has a functioning system, you cannot as a president use your emotion to rule the people of America..here in Nigeria the rule of law is dead so our government/president will even bring their home problem to disturb the peace of the land .
Re: Trump Congratulates Nigeria For Twitter Ban by Mynd44: 6:31am On Jun 09

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