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Just Like Twitter, Facebook Deletes President Buhari’s ‘Civil War’ Post



Social media giant, Facebook on Friday removed the civil war post of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on its platform because it violated its terms and conditions

Buhari, who shared a post on Tuesday on Facebook, brought back the experience of the civil war and also threatened to deal decisively with those he said are bent on destroying Nigeria through “insurrection.”

He stated, that many of those who are misbehaving today were too young to remember the gory experience from the civil war, adding that those including him, who were in the battle fields for 30 months, will treat those misbehaving in the language they understand.

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The statement, which got several condemnations as many likened it to be a subtle threat of another ‘genocide’, was first deleted by Twitter after it was duly reported by most Nigerians on the micro-blogging platform.

The platform made a statement that the tweet was deleted for violating the rules of its community standards.

Subsequently, another social media app, Facebook on Friday followed suit as it deleted the Buhari’s post from its platform for violating Community Standards against inciting violence.

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The social media giants reassured its commitment to delete any content or post, from individuals or organisations that goes against Facebook policies.

A spokesperson on Facebook said;

“In line with our global policies, we’ve removed a post from President Buhari’s Facebook page for violating our Community Standards against inciting violence.

“We remove any content, from individuals or organisations that violates our policies on Facebook”.



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