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Social Media platform, Twitter has explained why it deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, which had been received with mixed reactions by Nigerians.
The controversial tweet, which was part of a thread by Buhari which was sighted bybAfrca Daily News, New York on Tuesday, reads: ‘Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Civil War.
‘Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.’
Twitter replaced the tweet with ‘This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules. Learn More.’
A click on the ‘Learn More,’ which is a hyperlink redirect to a Twitter page containing reasons why a Twitter user and/or their content may be sanctioned.
According to Twitter: ‘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.’
The tweet from President Buhari on Tuesday had sparked heavy outrage on social media with many even calling on the micro-blogging platform to delete the president’s account over the ‘genocidal tweet.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK