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5 Countries Where Twitter and Facebook Have Been Banned Aside From Nigeria

5 Countries That Have Banned Twitter and Facebook Asides Nigeria

  • 5 days ago, Nigerian blocked access to social media platform Twitter, leading to an outcry among citizens
  • The ban came just 2 days after the platform deleted a post from the president, Muhammadu Buhari
  • As reports emerge the te government may crackdown on other social media platforms, we have compiled a list of countries that have also banned Twitter and Facebook

Nigeria recently joined a select group of countries that have banned Twitter and Facebook.

Donald Trump Twitter ban

This is coming after the social media company deleted a tweet from the President that violated its policies.

In this post, we are going to be talking about 5 other countries that have issued bans on the top social platforms.

China

China blocked Youtube, Twitter and Facebook as far back as 2009. The ban was enforced after a peaceful protest by Muslim minorities in the country turned into a riot.

Since then the government has spent years cracking down on people who try to bypass the ban.

North Korea

The situation in North Korea is even worse off than in China.

The government has restricted citizens from accessing foreign websites.

They are not just banned from visiting Twitter and Facebook but the entire internet as well.

Iran

Facebook and Twitter have been banned in Iran since 2009 when people protested the election win of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s.

However, you would still find many Iranians on these platforms as they access the sites through the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Vietnam

They have been many reports of Facebook being banned in Vietnam but this hasn’t stopped people from using the platform.

However, a law was established in 2013 that prevents citizens from posting negative content about the government.

Read also: Donald Trump hails Buhari for banning Twitter

Syria

Facebook has been banned in Syria since 2007 as a part of a plan to suppress political activism.

Despite the ban, many Syrians access the platform through the use of Proxy Servers and VPNs.

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