Twitter Agrees To 7 Out Of 10 Demands – Nigerian Govt

The Federal Government claims that of the ten criteria made to lift Twitter’s suspension, the microblogging and social networking platform has agreed to seven of them.

According to NAN, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, revealed this during an interview with journalists in Washington.

The minister also stated that an amicable settlement of the ban is in the works.

“We believe that even the other three outstanding demands are not really about whether they agreed or not but about timing and scheduling.

“That is what gave me the confidence that we are getting nearer to an agreement,’’ he said.

One of the conditions made by Twitter, according to the minister, was for the platform to register as a Nigerian corporation, pay taxes on money generated in the country, and ensure that harmful information is managed.

“As recently as last week, we exchange correspondence with Twitter, and when I left home a few days ago, we are expecting a reply from them.

“It is rather, more left with Twitter to respond to grey areas that we asked them to look into.

“We are not inflexible in our negotiation with Twitter because we recognise both the positive and negative aspects of social media,’’ he added.

He, however, said the Twitter ban had been very effective in the country because they see less harmful and injurious content on social media, adding that they had been more conscious and alert to injurious content likely to threaten national security.

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