• Nigeria lifts Twitter ban, says the company has agreed to government demands

    15 days ago - By The Verge

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    Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter, first instated on June 5th, 2021. The Nigerian government says Twitter has agreed to meet all of its demands, according to a report from CNN. These include Twitter opening a local office in Nigeria, addressing concerns over its tax payments, and “managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law.”
    This last condition is particularly important, as the original ban was condemned by many international agencies as an act of censorship. The Nigerian government banned Twitter in 2021 just days after the...
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  • Twitter is no longer blocked in Nigeria

    Twitter is no longer blocked in Nigeria

    15 days ago - By Engadget

    Nigerians can now access Twitter again without having to use VPNs or having to fear repercussions for doing so. The Nigerian government has lifted the ban on Twitter on January 13th, 2022, over seven months after it ordered telecom providers in the country to block the social network. According to CNN , Reuters and The Financial Times , Nigeria has decided to lift the ban after Twitter agreed to open a local office. Twitter also had to agree to meet other conditions set by the government, including "managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian law." The social network has to pay...
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