Trump urges other countries to also ban Twitter and Facebook
Former US President Donald Trump has “congratulated” Nigeria over the recent ban of Twitter operations in the country.
Trump in a statement on Tuesday commended the federal government on the decision and urged other countries to ban Twitter and Facebook.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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?”
Trump’s statement comes after Facebook banned him from accessing his social media accounts for two years over claims that he had used the platforms to mobilise his followers against the outcome of the November 2020 presidential election.