Twitter deletes Buhari’s tweet for violating Twitter policy

By Chioma Obinagwam

Twitter, an American microblogging and social networking service, has deleted Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet for violating its policy.

Confiance News gathered from Twitter on Wednesday.

Confiance News recalls that Buhari took to his official Twitter handle on June 1 to lament over the of insecurity and destruction of national infrastructure and threatened to deal with perpetrators of the menace.

Screenshot of tweet deleted by Twitter. Photo: Twitter.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” he tweeted

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His tweet, however, sparked reactions as tweeps took to Twitter to complain of the tone of the tweet, which they interpreted as genocidal, inciting violence and a second civil war.

Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter. Photo: Twitter.

Confiance News also gathered that his account may be locked out or suspended if the offensive tweets persists.

Confiance News recalls that on January 8, 2021, Twitter suspended the account of the former United States (US) president, Donald Trump’s account for incitement of violence and violation of its rules.


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