Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has stated that the federal government has made headway in its negotiations with Twitter, the world’s largest social media platform.
The Nigerian government temporarily halted Twitter’s operations in the country after President Muhammadu Buhari’s account erased a message referencing genocidal carnage.
He told Reuters that the Nigerian government had achieved agreements with Twitter on seven of ten requests, but that the business had yet to respond on the remaining problems, such as opening a local office, paying local taxes, and helping with the government to police content and damaging tweets.
“By the end of the year, we definitely want to put this behind us,” Mohammed added.
Mohammed defended the suspension, claiming that Twitter “made their platform the platform of choice for separatists” and that it was suspended because it posed a threat to national unity.