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Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Follows Pattern of Repression

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A man looks at newspapers at a newsstand in Abuja, Nigeria June 5, 2021. © 2021 Afolabi Sotunde/REUTERS The Nigerian government’s decision to ban Twitter and prosecute those who continue using the platform is a blatant and unjustified restriction on civic space and people’s right to information through social media. The government said its decision, announced on Twitter on June 4, was due to the “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The ban came a few days after Twitter deleted tweets by President…


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