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Trump congratulates Nigeria after Twitter ban, tell others to follow same method

Donald Trump has praised Nigeria’s government for banning Twitter after it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s post for breaching its rules.

In a statement on Tuesday, the controversial former U.S. President said Twitter cannot dictate “good and evil.”

“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their president,” he said.

He suggested that he should have banned Facebook while he was in office, but said the company’s boss Mark Zuckerberg “kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was”.

He urged other countries to ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing “free and open speech”.

Trump was banned from both platforms after the U.S. Capitol riot in January.

His posts before and after the raid were alleged to have encouraged violence.

While Twitter made its ban permanent, Facebook announced last week that its suspension, including of the former president’s Instagram account, would last at least two years.

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