Like Twitter, Facebook Deletes President Buhari’s ‘Genocidal Comments’

Facebook has deleted a press release by President Muhammadu Buhari making reference to the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970).

The social media platform stated it violated its group requirements towards inciting violence.

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Earlier, within the week, Twitter additionally deleted feedback made by Buhari threatening punishment for agitators for secession within the nation. 

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The tweet learn, “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

The President’s Twitter account was reported by Nigerians who understood the final a part of the thread as threats towards the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its army wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN).

Many reminded Buhari of the results of the Nigerian Civil War which lasted from 1967 to 1970, stating that such should not be repeated.

Over 3 million individuals, largely Igbo individuals have been estimated to have been killed within the civil conflict. 

“In line with our global policies, we’ve removed a post from President Buhari’s Facebook page for violating our Community Standards against inciting violence. We remove any content, from individuals or organisations that violates our policies on Facebook,” the media big stated.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian authorities on Friday suspended Twitter’s operations indefinitely, after accusing the micro-blogging website of “undermining Nigeria’s existence.”

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In a press release on Friday, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, stated the federal government was pressured to behave due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

The suspension of the social networking service was additionally shared on the Twitter deal with of the Federal Ministry of Information, which has since generated reactions from some Nigerians on Twitter.

However, as of the time of this report, the platform continues to be lively inside Nigeria.

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