Twitter’s deal with Nigerian government sacrifices digital rights

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Two young Nigerians smile as they read from their smartphones. Image by iamdavidrotimi via Iwaria, Oct. 5, 2021. Free to use. No attribution required (CC0) On Jan. 13, the Nigerian government lifted the suspension of Twitter, ending a seven-month embargo of the microblogging site in Africa’s most populous nation. However, it appears that the lifting of the Twitter suspension came with a rolling back of freedom of expression, as demanded by the government and with the acquiescence of the tech company. READ MORE: Nigerian government suspends Twitter after controversy over president’s deleted twe…

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