The Presidency says the Buhari administration will continue to safeguard all citizens against social media’s disruptive and divisive influences.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
Shehu, who is reacting to the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets by Twitter and subsequent mixed reactions from members of the public, described Twitter’s action as disappointing.
He said the government’s action was not a knee-jerk reaction to Twitter’s preposterous deletion of Buhari’s tweet.
According to him, the temporary suspension of Twitter is not just a response to the removal of the president’s post.
He posited that the president’s post was never a threat but statement of fact.
He said: ”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…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper