The International Press Institute (IPI) has expressed concern over  the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of IPI Nigeria, Kabiru Yusuf, and Secretary, Raheem Adedoyin, the action of the Federal Government was described as “detrimental to the free press in Nigeria  which uses twitter as a major platform.”

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IPI noted the concern of the government on the use of Twitter and other social media platforms to promote hate speech and disinformation, adding “We urge Twitter and other social media outfits to pay greater attention to the content they promote on their platforms which  violate their own rules.”

IPI implored the Government to reverse the suspension of Twitter operations in nigeria and engage in meanigful dialogue with the social media outfit on issues of concern to the government.