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Twitter speaks on Nigeria's ban

Ndubuisi Ekekwe (@ndekekwe) | Twitter

Twitter speaks on the ban.

“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. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria is saying that the ban is temporary in nature:

“The temporary suspension of Twitter is not just a response to the removal of the President’s 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.

“Nevertheless, the removal of President Buhari’s tweet was disappointing. The censoring seemed based on a misunderstanding of the challenges Nigeria faces today.”

The choice of words beats me- well, every sensible human should know it's diplomatic statement.

Nigeria is fighting with algorithms. We will unban soon.