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US, UK, EU, others are hypocrites, says Lai Mohammed

US, UK, EU, others are hypocrites, says Lai Mohammed
Lai Mohammed, has slammed the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries that criticised the suspension of social media giant, Twitter.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has slammed the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and other countries that criticised the suspension of social media giant, Twitter.Mohammed said both the EU and the UK were already working on social media regulations and wondered why Nigeria was being accused of stifling free speech.He added, “The EU has recommended the same thing and Britain only on Wednesday spoke about a law that would regulate the social media.Read Also We are ready to meet with Nigerian govt —Twitter Avoid June 12 protests, US advises citizens in Nigeria VIDEO: Bode George speaks on FG's Twitter ban The minister, however, said the social media platform never responded.

On the issue of Nigerians losing money to the Twitter suspension, Mohammed downplayed the complaints, saying that the Nigerian government was not generating any money in tax from the social media platform.Nigerians, please, make a distinction between countries that are trying to protect their economic and commercial interests from those countries that genuinely love you and talking about freedom of speech and don’t forget for one minute that it is because there is a country called Nigeria that there is freedom of speech.

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