SAN FRANCISCO: Former US president Donald Trump, banned on all key social media platforms, has welcomes the Nigeria ban on Twitter, saying more countries should do the same.
Trump issued a statement late on Tuesday, supporting the Nigerian government's decision to suspend Twitter activities, the media reported.
"Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech - all voices should be heard," Trump said. Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday the country's decision to suspend Twitter is in the interest of national security and peace.
The Nigerian government on June 4 said it was indefinitely suspending Twitter's operations in the country, two days after the social media network removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari where made a reference to the country's 30-month civil war in 1967-1970, warning "those who wanted the government to fail" to desist from fomenting trouble. (IANS)