Current Affairs in Short: 5 June 2021

Today’s Current Affairs in Short focuses on the Twitter ban in Nigeria.

We will help Nigerians restore access, says Twitter

  • Following the ban by the Nigerian government on Twitter, the social media giant on Saturday said it had commenced efforts to restore access to its platform for Nigerians.
  • Twitter released the statement a day after the Buhari regime announced it was banning the social network giant across the country, citing abuse and insecurity.
  • The action has faced criticism and widely described as illegal and undemocratic.
  • “We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society,” Twitter said in a statement posted on its Public Policy handle. “We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world.”
  • Meanwhile, Telecom firms, including MTN, Glo and 9mobile, have confirmed receipt of the government’s directive to ban Twitter.

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