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Twitter Escaped Accountability For Long, FG Defends Ban

Published by Nairaland on Sun, 06 Jun 2021

<blockquote><b>Twitter Escaped Accountability For Long, Presidency Defends Ban</b><br><br><b>The Presidency has defended the ban on Twitter, saying the company escaped accountability for a while</b>.<br><br>In a statement on Saturday, Malam Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesman, said the Buhari administration will not allow tech companies tear Nigeria apart.<br><br>He debunked the allegation that the Federal Government moved against Twitter because it yanked off President Muhammadu Buharis tweet on Civil War.<br><br><b>The temporary suspension of Twitter is not just a response to the removal of the Presidents post. There has been a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real world violent consequences. All the while, the company has escaped accountability.</b><br><br>Nevertheless, the removal of President Buharis tweet was disappointing. The censoring seemed based on a misunderstanding of the challenges Nigeria faces today.<br><br>The President in his address at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA in 2019 said the world was shocked and startled by the massacre in New Zealand by a lone gunman taking the lives of 50 worshippers.<br><br>This and similar crimes which have been fueled by social media networks risk seeping into the fabric of an emerging digital culture.<br><br><b>Major tech companies must be alive to their responsibilities. They cannot be allowed to continue to facilitate the spread of religious, racist, xenophobic and false messages capable of inciting whole communities against each other, leading to loss of many lives. This could tear some countries apart.</b><br><br><b>President Buhari has therefore been warning against social medias disruptive and divisive influences and the governments action is not a knee-jerk reaction to Twitters preposterous deletion of his tweet which should have been read in full.</b><br></blockquote><a rel=ugc href="https://dailytrust.com/breaking-twitter-escaped-accountability-for-long-presidency-defends-ban">https://dailytrust.com/breaking-twitter-escaped-accountability-for-long-presidency-defends-ban</a>
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