Trump on Twitter blockade in Nigeria: “Maybe I should have done it too”

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    Former US President Donald Trump has welcomed the lockdown of the brief message service Twitter in Nigeria. “Extra international locations ought to ban Twitter and Fb as a result of they don’t enable free and open expression – all voices must be heard,” stated Trump, whose account on the brief message service was blocked in January, on Tuesday. He added, “Possibly I ought to have finished it once I was president.”

    Fb boss Mark Zuckerberg known as him many times, got here to the White Home for dinner and instructed him how nice he was. On the finish of his assertion, Trump put a “2024?” Trump repeatedly flirted with the truth that he may once more run for the Republicans as a candidate.

    The government of the West African state of Nigeria surprisingly announced last Friday that it would block access to Twitter for most people in the country. The platform had beforehand deleted a controversial tweet from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and suspended the account of the top of state for twelve hours. The country’s media were asked to stop using Twitter as a source of information.

    Trump was banned from Twitter, Fb and Youtube in January shortly earlier than the top of his presidency. The set off was the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters – and that he expressed sympathy for the attackers. He additionally claimed with none proof that his presidential election victory in November was stolen by fraud. He heated up the strain. Greater than 80 million customers adopted Trump on Twitter – his account was by far his most necessary communication channel till it was blocked. Facebook has also banned Trump from his platform – initially until at least 2023.


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