TWITTER : AFTER INDEFINITE SUSPENSION IN NIGERIA, TWITTER IS INVITING TROUBLE FOR ITSELF IN GHANA TOO?

Twitter, has deleted anti-LGBTQ+ Tweet by Member of Parliament for Ningo – Prampram, Sam George.

The deletion comes following Sam George’s post on Twitter, communicating his happiness over the help he got on the stage following the arrival of the draft of the LGBTQ+ Bill.

“I have been overwhelmed by the massive support even here on a very ‘liberal’ platform like Twitter for our Bill on the LGBTQI+ menace. Homosexuality is NOT a human right. It is a sexual preference. Preferences are not absolute or unregulated. We SHALL pass this Bill through,” he tweeted on July 23, 2021.

Twitter, an all inclusive platform, and an important platform for the LGBTQ+ community, received a report from a user who wanted Sam George’s tweet removed.

Sam George shared the email he had received from Twitter, stating;

“So they want us to accept their perversion but cannot accept our opinion of their perversion.”

He however, shared that Twitter was not going to take down the post as it had not violated any of their community rules.

“Thankfully the folks at Twitter apply some common sense and logic,” he added.

INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF TWITTER IN NIGERIA

The Federal Government on June 4 suspended Twitter endlessly, drawing judgment from Nigerians and the global local area.

The Federal Government refered to the tireless utilization of the stage for exercises that are equipped for sabotaging Nigeria’s corporate presence as the justification the choice.

Many depicted the boycott as an infringement of the right to free discourse and admittance to data.

The suspension came before long a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari was erased.

A designation drove by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was delegated to lead the conversation with Twitter.

The choice to boycott Twitter in Africa’s most crowded nation has managed a hit to its income desires, as per a report by africanews.com/.

It cited a report by Netblocks Cost of Shutdown Tools, which utilizes the exemplary Free Digital App GDP sway procedure.

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The report says Nigeria has lost essentially $243 million of every 51 days since the Twitter closure.

Notwithstanding this, Twitter posted more grounded than-anticipated profit for the subsequent quarter because of developing promoting request across every single geographic area and kinds of advertisement items.

The San Francisco-based organization procured $65.6 million, or eight pennies for each offer, in the April-June quarter. That is up from a deficiency of $1.38 billion, or $1.75 per share, a year sooner.

Twitter recorded $1.19 billion in income in Q2 2021, against the $683.4 million Twitter announced for the relating time of Q2 2020.

The United Nations, unfamiliar capitals from Washington to London and rights bunches have all censured the boycott as a danger to opportunity of articulation.

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) are testing the boycott in court.

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