by Jonas E. Alexis
The message here
is pretty clear:
companies aren't as indestructible
as they think
The power structure and
the oligarchs at Twitter seem to have thought that they were the new
gods on earth, and that every breathing creature ought to bow before
them without question.
Obviously Nigerian president,
Muhammadu Buhari, didn't think
that these people cannot bleed.
The oligarchs at Twitter,
have recently banned
Buhari from Twitter for a comment he made.
Buhari responded by
banning Twitter in Nigeria.
How did the oligarchs
Well, Buhari is
fighting against democracy and freedom online!
The oligarchs are now
calling for an "essential human right."
Twitter put out a
"We are deeply
concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the
free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern
We will work to
restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to
communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn."
Press has reported:
U.S., Canada, the European Union, the U.K. and the
Republic of Ireland issued a
joint statement Saturday condemning Nigeria's
government for banning
What are all those
Listen to this:
support the fundamental human right of free expression and
access to information as a pillar of democracy in Nigeria as
around the world and these rights apply online as well as
systems of expression is not the answer.
inhibit access to information and commerce at precisely the
moment when Nigeria needs to foster inclusive dialogue and
expression of opinions, as well as share vital information in
this time of the
oligarchs don't mention the fact that this "essential human
right" doesn't apply to Buhari.
"essential human right" also doesn't apply to people like
feminist writer Naomi Wolf, who also was banned from
Twitter for simply voicing her opinion on the vaccine
What was Wolf's
situation that is very familiar to me as a student of history.
This has been the start of many, many genocides." 2
Twitter could have
put out a warning saying something like,
vehemently disagree with Wolf's assessment, we believe that it
is her right to express her views. This is right in line with
freedom of speech and freedom of the press."
banned her immediately...
reported that Wolf's suspension,
applauded on the social media platform." 3
Now Twitter is
asking for "freedom" in Nigeria? Come on...!
The message here is
companies aren't as indestructible as they think they are. They
can bleed. It only takes one powerful person to make them
couldn't make it up if you tried' - Twitter censors at home,
but calls access to platform a 'human right' in Nigeria,"
Russia Today, June 5,
Wolf banned from Twitter for spreading vaccine myths,"
Guardian, June 5, 2021.
Myth author Naomi Wolf suspended from Twitter after sharing
Independent, May 5,