Trump regrets not banning Twitter, Facebook while President
Former United States President Donald Trump has said more countries should follow in Nigeria’s footstep by banning twitter.
Trump said this in a statement on Tuesday as he “congratulated” Nigeria over the recent suspension of the operations of Twitter in the country.
“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,” said the former President in the statement.
Recall that the former President was also banned by the microblogging platform following an inciting tweet that led to the invasion of the US capitol after an embarrassing defeat in his re-election bid.
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“In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?” rueful Trump said in the statement.
Trump’s statement comes days after Facebook extended his ban from accessing his social media accounts for two years.
Nigeria suspended Twitter’s operations indefinitely from Nigeria last week after the microblogging platform deleted a war-mongering tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Condemnations from local and the international community have trailed the move, with most Nigerians lamenting the negative economic implications of the ban.