In a new development to the impasse between Twitter and the Nigerian government, the giant microblogging website has stated that it’s ready to dialogue with the government to make headway.
In that regard, Twitter on Friday (June 11) said it had informed the Nigerian government that it was ready for an open discussion over the suspension of the microblogging and social networking service by the West African country.
It made this known in a statement issued by Twitter Policy, adding that it will continue to advocate for free and open internet everywhere.
”Today marks one week since Twitter was blocked in Nigeria. We have informed the Nigerian government that we are ready to meet for an open discussion to address mutual concerns and see the service restored.”
“We remain advocates for the free and #OpenInternet everywhere. #KeepitOn”, Twitter Policy said.
In a related development, former US President Donald Trump has characteristically congratulated Nigeria for blocking Twitter and called on more nations to follow suit, New York Post reports.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” he said in the statement.
The controversial former leader also encouraged other countries to replicate Nigeria’s example and ban Twitter and Facebook. “More countries should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech — all voices should be heard. 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?” he added.