The International Press Institute (IPI) expresses concern over the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.
The action is detrimental to the free press in Nigeria which uses twitter as a major platform, according to a statement by chairman IPI Nigeria Kabiru Yusuf, and IPI secretary Raheem Adedoyin on Saturday.
“IPI notes the concern of the government on the use of twitter and other social media platforms to promote hate speech and disinformation. We urge twitter and other social media outfits to pay greater attention to the content they promote on their platforms which violate their own rules.
“IPI implores the government to reverse the suspension of twitter operations in nigeria and engage in meaningful dialogue with the social media outfit on issues of concern to the government,” the statement said.