Trump hails Buhari, says more countries should ban Twitter

After the African country of Nigeria blocked its citizens from using Twitter, Republican former President Donald Trump publicly wondered whether he should have done the same during his presidency.

Nigeria blocked Twitter after the social media site deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet threatening southeastern secessionist groups that had attacked government offices.

In response, Trump wrote: “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they are evil themselves? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House telling me how great I was. 2024?”

Last week, Facebook announced that it would continue blocking Trump from using its platform until 2023 at the earliest.

Facebook banned Trump after his repeated and baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election inspired his supporters to mount an insurrection to overturn the election’s results at the Capitol on January 6. Twitter permanently banned him for similar reasons on January 8.

Source : Newsweek

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