Toke Makinwa, a Nigerian media personality, has averred that Nigerian twitter is filled with angry people.
In the latest episode of ‘Toke Moments’, the OAP said Nigerian Twitter is a very angry place to be.
According to her:”Nigerian twitter is a very angry place in my opinion.It’s like everyone is impatient, even the way they are reading your tweets already, they are just waiting for you to just miss.There is nobody that they cannot drag”.
TheNewsGuru recalls that on June 4, the federal government suspended the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, accusing the microblogging site of undermining Nigeria’s existence.
The suspension came days after a post by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1967 civil war was deleted by Twitter — even though the government claims that both events are not related.
The ban of Twitter, which has about 40 million users in Nigeria, appears to be the beginning of what the government had planned to do over the years — the regulation of social media. In fact, the federal government has since asked the house of representatives to enact a law to regulate social and online media in Nigeria.
Sharing his opinion about the Twitter ban, Nigerian rapper Ruggedman in an interview advised the government to stop acting based on emotions and put the people first.
“The government needs to stop acting based on emotions or sentiments. (A formerUSA President) Donald Trump had his tweets deleted and was even blocked on Facebook for two years. Yet, those social media platforms were not suspended, though their headquarters are in that country. The Nigerian government needs to put the people first but that did not happen in this case.”