Governor Nasir El-rufai Question Twitter’s Right to Determine Standards of Free Speech
Governor Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state has joined the list of governors reacting to the Federal Government’s ban of micro-blogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria.
The Federal Government had on Friday, announced the ban of the site in the country and later issued directives to telecommunication and broadcasting companies to disassociate itself from the platform, a decision that was met with so much criticism from so many sectors as well as the international community, as some termed it infringement on the right to freedom of speech and free press.
However, Governor El-rufai on Wednesday 9 June, took to his Facebook page to question Twitter’s right to determine standards of free speech.
“TWITTER SUSPENSION: Who the hell is a private company to determine, set and enforce its uninformed double standards of free speech, information dissemination and democratic governance to any sovereign nation?”
He also shared a video of a programme on Russian media outfit, RT, where the host, Igor Zhdnov was criticising Twitter’s deletion of President Buhari’s tweet.