Former U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday night, congratulated Nigeria for suspending the operations of Twitter indefinitely in the country, calling on other countries to do the same.
The former US President, in a statement on Tuesday night, commended Nigeria for the action, while also urging more countries to “ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech.”
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President.
“More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard,” he said.
Naijanewsnow reports that the Federal Government on Friday suspended the operations of Twitter indefinitely alleging that it was being used for activities that were capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
Trump, who had more than 60 million followers before his suspension, said banning Twitter and Facebook would bring about competition in the social networking sites, regretting that he did not take action against them while he was in office.
He said further: “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.”
Twitter and Facebook had in January suspended Trump’s accounts indefinitely.