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Twitter deletes Buhari’s tweet for violating its rules



Following outrage by Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s message shared on Twitter, threatening secesssionists using the Biafran War as an exanple, Twitter has deleted tweet.

According to the social media giant, the tweet violates its rules.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” Buhari had tweeted on Tuesday.

But the tweet sparked outrage, with many social media users describing it as ‘genocidal’ and a direct threat to people of the South-East region of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, under Twitter Rules and Policies, the company explains the process of removing a tweet considered to have violated its rules.

“When we determine that a Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to remove it before they can Tweet again. We send an email notification to the violator identifying the Tweet(s) in violation and which policies have been violated. They will then need to go through the process of removing the violating Tweet or appealing our review if they believe we made an error,” it wrote