Twitter suspension an overkill — Editors caution

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#EndSWith Twitter, indignation most uncalled forRS: SERAP, 365 Nigerians want court to reject ‘suit on Twitter shut down’

#EndSWith Twitter, indignation most uncalled forRS: SERAP, 365 Nigerians want court to reject ‘suit on Twitter shut down’

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has urged the federal government to tread with caution and immediately reconsider the suspension of the operation of Twitter in Nigeria and seek other legitimate means of resolving its dispute with the company.

In a statement by Mustapha Isah (President) and Iyobosa Uwugiaren (General Secretary) respectively, the NGE said that the Federal Government’s action has the unintended consequences of hindering free speech and jeopardising the economic interests of many Nigerians who rely on the social media platform for vital information to make informed business decisions daily.

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Advising the Federal Government to desist from any action that could project the Nigerian government as a dictatorship, the Nigerian editors said that the action is an infringement on Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution and violates the right of Nigerians to interact freely on this…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper