Epoch Times Africa Reports — Twitter Access Suspended by Nigerian Telecoms After Tech Giant Removes President’s Post

The Nigerian government has directed the country’s telecommunications operators to shut down whatever access is left to Twitter within the country’s borders by June 12, after the social media giant deleted a post by President Muhammadu Buhari. “Our members received formal instruction from the Nigerian Communications Commission, the industry regulator, to suspend access to Twitter,” Gbenga Awonuga, executive secretary of the Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ATLON), told NewsMax. “We are only following the directive of the government, as we are licensees of the government.” While the indefinite ban was carried out by network providers on June 4, in some instances, the platform was still accessible by the next morning. Awonuga said that those network carriers “are in the process of disconnecting access.” The country’s attorney general declared that anyone who breaks the rules that ban Twitter would be immediately prosecuted, without elaborating on the exact nature of what a violation …Africa News | The Epoch TimesRead MoreAfrica, Social Media, Tech, World, Nigeria, Twitter

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