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.