While the citizens are still been faced by the Twitter ban in Nigeria, the Federal Government has stated that Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, are culpable for the loss the country sustained during the EndSARS protest.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, made the assertion on Tuesday when he featured on “Politics Nationwide’’ a Radio Nigeria call-in program.
Mohammed asserted that Jack Dorsey used Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protests, and that his platform, Twitter, was leveraged to exacerbate the situation.
He stated that when he first made the complaint, Nigerians did not take him seriously until an internet news organization investigated and fact-checked them.
According to the minister, the online newspaper reported that Dorsey retweeted some of the EndSARS protest coalition’s tweets.
It was also established that the Twitter founder initiated a fund-raising campaign, requesting people to donate via Bitcoins and that Emoji was created to make the EndSARS protest noticeable on the microblogging site, according to him.
Lai Mohammed said
We had previously reported the Twitter ban in Nigeria has caused displeasure between Nigerian youths and has drawn the attention of various international countries, following the deletion of a tweet of the country’s president which violates Twitter Guidelines.