Irony: Twitter banned in Nigeria

Surely Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sees the irony in the public statement put out over the weekend after the social media giant was banned in Nigeria.

“We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn,” tweeted Twitter Public Policy’s account.

Yet Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had no trouble banning former President Donal Trump from his “access to the free #OpenInternet” and his “essential human right in modern society.”

Also Dorsey & Co. had no problem banning The New York Post for weeks in the run up to the 2020 presidential election over their Hunter Biden laptop story.

Twitter had removed a post by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened military action against a separatist militant group. After which The Nigerian Ministry of Information & Culture stated that the African government had “suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria.”

Oh the sweet irony of social media giants with their phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.”