Twitter banned in Nigeria

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Twitter has been banned by the Nigerian government after their president had one of his tweets removed.

The ban comes months after big protests in the country over the use of force by the police.

Last week, Twitter deleted a tweet posted by the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. In the tweet the president spoke about issues within the country. He also said that anyone “misbehaving today” will be “treated in language they understand’.

Many people, including Twitter, read that as a threat of violence. Therefore, Twitter deleted the tweet for violating its rules.

The government claims that the removal of the president’s tweet was not the only reason behind the ban. They say it is because of misinformation being spread online.

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