FG must make public details of Agreement with Twitter- SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to go ahead and publish its agreement with twitter.

The Federal Government lifted its seven month ban on the micro-blogging website.

This came after Twitter pulled down a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari back in June.

But after the ban was lifted on the 12th of January, the SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, said the President must intrucf Lai Mohammed to publish the agreement, as this would ensure that the conditions are not used as pretexts to suppress legitimate discourse.

The memo read in part: “Any agreement with social media companies must meet constitutional and international requirements, including legality, necessity, proportionality and legitimacy.

“This means that any conditions for lifting the suspension of Twitter must meet the requirements of regular legal processes and limit government discretion. Secretly agreed conditions will fail these fundamental requirements.”

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