By Ian Haworth
One day after Twitter deleted a “controversial tweet” made by the country’s president, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture announced that Twitter was being suspended “indefinitely” in the African nation. Twitter responded by describing the “#OpenInternet” as “an essential human right in society,” prompting accusations of hypocrisy from critics.
“The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” read a statement, ironically posted on Twitter.
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