President Buhari may have ignited a social media war capable of consuming his government, with the suspension of Twitter for deleting his tweets for what Twitter considered as offensive.
Shortly after announcing Twitter operation ban in Nigeria by the Federal Government, Facebook joined Twitter in banning President Buhari’s civil war controversial message on its platform, saying that it violates its standards and capable if inciting violence.
The stage may also be set for the embattled Federal Government to go ahead and ban Facebook inline with her earlier decision over Twitter for deleting ‘ethnic violence- laced’ comments of President Buhari against some sections of the country agitating for self determination.
With this action, President Buhari’s entire message had been removed from facebook following the ban on Twitter on Friday by the federal government.
” In line with our global policies, we have removed a post from President Buhari’s facebook page for violating our community standards against inciting violence.
“We remove any content from individual or organisation that violates our policies on facebook,” facebook said.
Recall that President Buhari had made a post against the South East region of Nigeria via his official Facebook page early in the week when INEC management led by its chairman, submitted a report on attacks on its facilities across the country.
Meanwhile, several rights groups, as well as Nigeria Bar Association have threatened law suits against the Federal Government over the ban, calling the suspension a violation of free press.