The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Thursday to President Muhammadu Buhari-drove government that limiting the utilization of web-based media is not welcome in a majority rules system.
Blinken expressed this in an assertion delivered through his representative, Ned Price, on Thursday.
In the articulation named, ‘Nigeria’s Twitter Suspension’, Blinken censured the suspension of the miniature contributing to a blog website, Twitter, by the Buhari government.
The assertion read, “The United States denounces the continuous suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and resulting dangers to capture and arraign Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is similarly worried that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission requested all TV and radio telecasters to stop utilizing Twitter.
“Unduly limiting the capacity of Nigerians to report, assemble, and disperse feelings and data is not welcome in a majority rule government. Opportunity of articulation and admittance to data both on the web and disconnected are essential to prosperous and get majority rule social orders.
“We support Nigeria as it pursues solidarity, harmony, and thriving. As its accomplice, we approach the public authority to regard its residents’ all in all correct to opportunity of articulation by turning around this suspension.”