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I’m just glad someone in the world listens to me.

(To be clear, I didn’t talk to the President Muhammed, but because I live in Nigeria, the government is familiar with the site.)

CBS News:

The Nigerian government said it has suspended Twitter “indefinitely” after the platform removed a tweet Friday from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its abusive behavior policy.

Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the suspension is due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

He also said the federal government has ordered the National Broadcasting Commission, which regulates media in the country, to start the process of licensing social media operations in the country immediately.

Twitter’s Public Policy team said Saturday they were “deeply concerned” by the suspension.

“Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society,” the team tweeted. “We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world #KeepitOn.”

It just makes you want to punch a hole in the wall, doesn’t it?

Twitter is literally being blocked because they were censoring the political discourse of Nigeria. When that happens, they come out and say Nigeria is against freedom of speech.

It’s hard to believe it’s even real. It seems like satire.

Anyway, in case anyone missed my explanation of this and doesn’t think it is straightforward: what Twitter and Facebook do is come into your country and allow the population to use them for free. They offer a good service. Then, once everyone is using it, they start to censor ideas that they don’t like in order to manipulate your country’s society and politics.

In order to stop Twitter from being the de facto form of communication, and them having the ability to decide what messages Muhammed can send out to his people, he has to ban them.

It is truly incredible Twitter has the nerve to come out and claim Nigeria is the real anti-free speech force in the equation.

Nigeria is actually based, and Muhammed is a much better president than Donald Trump, who allowed Twitter to censor all of his followers before it eventually helped steal the election and then censored him.

Sure, Nigeria is a more serious country than America and doesn’t have all of these dubious and semi-secret centers of power that can override the president and the will of the masses of people, but still: Donald Trump never even tried to ban Twitter. Instead, he helped them by attempting to ban TikTok, Silicon Valley’s only major competitor.

It should be truly humiliating to Americans that Nigeria, a third world African state, is so much more free than our own country.

Far beyond just protecting free speech – Nigeria has not done the coronavirus hoax!

Their women are also not fat and behave in a more traditional way.

And they do not have homosexuality or trannies.

(Republished from The Daily Stormer by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. gay troll says:

    I was about to congratulate you on writing 500 words without some gratuitous gay bashing, but then I got to the last sentence.

  2. Twitter’s Public Policy team said Saturday they were “deeply concerned” by the suspension.

    That’s a bit like a band of gangsters saying they’re deeply concerned by the increase in police patrols (any place other than America, that would actually mean something).

    • LOL: El Dato
  3. @gay troll

    … but then I got to the last sentence.

    I say, toss him into a basket with a badger and toss him over a cliff.

    • Replies: @gay troll
  4. Rahan says:

    I read for the gratuitous gay bashing. Tip of the hat!

    • Agree: Bill Jones
  5. Let Nigeria be firm; some sovereign country has to eventually stand up to this techno-feudal thuggery, and I am happy Nigeria has fired the first salvo.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  6. This isn’t far from the truth.

  7. Alfa158 says:

    “Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society,”
    OK, I have to be fair and give Twitter grudging respect for the audacity of that statement. What a flex. Those Twitter dweebs must have, metaphorically speaking, 24” biceps!
    “Yeah, we’re going step on you like an insect, cry out in pain as we do it, and label it an unprovoked attack on our boot because we believe that we have absolute power and don’t think anyone can do a damn thing about it. Anybody who laughs or doesn’t clap goes to the Internet gulag”.

    • Agree: Ultrafart the Brave
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  8. Angharad says:

    Well done, President Mohammud. And there a tons (pun intended) of very, very, very fat Nigerian women.

  9. Never used either and never will. The last social media site I used was MySpace, only because I used it to gather musicians to perform at the music nights I ran at the time, back at the beginning of the millennium.

    “Anyway, in case anyone missed my explanation of this and doesn’t think it is straightforward: what Twitter and Facebook do is come into your country and allow the population to use them for free. They offer a good service. Then, once everyone is using it, they start to censor ideas that they don’t like in order to manipulate your country’s society and politics.”

    Both Farcebook and Twatter are jewish run operations (obviously) and there’s another jewish operation that works identically, well almost.
    Tesco will move into an area and the cost of its produce is incredibly low. It forces out all competition and when everyone’s now shopping at Tesco, they up the prices. I remember, overnight, they increased the cost of a packet of noodles from 11 pence to 40 pence. Not only that, they drastically reduced the cost on sell by date goods. You used to get up to 60% off. That dropped down to about 20% off on the day it was going off. There are also Tesco metros that put whatever they want on goods, that you can get far cheaper at the bigger stores, just outside of the city centres.

    Until people realise that you should stay the hell away from anything jewish, they’re going to continue getting censored, ripped off and controlled by Mr Hook Nose.

  10. “Twitter’s Public Policy team said Saturday they were “deeply concerned” by the suspension.

    “Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society,” the team tweeted. “We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world #KeepitOn.””

    Ah hello Mr Pot, have you met Mrs Kettle?

  11. Let Nigeria be firm; some sovereign country has to eventually stand up to this techno-feudal thuggery…

    Have a care, the President of Tanzania exposed the Corona Chan PCR testing fraud, and now he’s dead.

    To the likes of creepy Bill and Jack Dorsey (and most any Western billionaire, for that matter) assassination is a legitimate business practice – just a nod and a wink and the stroke of a pen. Plausible deniability is easily bought when you already own everything.

    Hell, creepy Bill is on track to snuff out 7 billion useless eaters, so whacking the Nigerian President is probably little more than an afterthought for someone like Dorsey. Might even hire one of his “fact checkers” to do the job.

  12. Maybe the cowardly and treasonous American political class can borrow some spine from the Nigerian President. You may say “ wishful thinking” and I say it is OK to dream.

    Anglin is right; Nigeria is more free than the technocracy ruled Amerika through its Silicon Valley companies who put science and engineering at the service of crooked and evil social engineering in partnership with US intel agencies.

  13. BenKenobi says:

    Nationalize [email protected] and Tw*tter as public utilities. Bell can’t deny you a phone line for wrongthink.

    Item #1127 on the list of “Things Trump Should Have Done.”

  14. lloyd says: • Website

    Conditions are indeed often bad very bad in Africa. But so far Africa has shown the most common sense about Covid and the transgender ideology. The Africans have had generational experience of Western NGOs operating as de facto State organisations. Maybe, they even still possess the wisdom of a child. There was some controversy in Unz Review recently of the phenomenon of Africans especially in Nigeria devoting whole days playing scrabble. I assume the scrabble played in Nigeria are English letters and words. The scrabble mind does not do well in IQ tests but shines in language and associative thinking. A low IQ white person is just a moron. Nigerian scams are master minds. Anglin says he is now living in Nigeria. Maybe he has found his true home as an ex pat white man. I suspect though his Western critical thinking will drive him out of Nigeria unless the twitter embargo is ended or he can use a VPN.

  15. Richard B says:

    It’s hard to believe it’s even real. It seems like satire.

    That’s because in an age of absurdities the line between parody and reality is blurred.

    The best cure for this is to read all of the great books of the Western tradition that Woke Inc. doesn’t want you to.

  16. @White Elephant

    Both Farcebook and Twatter are jewish run operations (obviously)

    Of course they are. The question to ask is; how does it come about that jews dominate in every sector?
    The closest I get to an answer is, money.
    If I printed and controlled the money supply what would I do? Well first, I’d loan at interest. 2. I’d print enough to buy kings, queens, princes, generals and their ilk, and politicians 3. I’d shovel some of the wealth to close family to buy businesses, patents, publishing houses, radio and TV stations. I’d bribe and threaten my way into the universities, local politics and … fuck, why am I talking oyu know the drill.

    • Replies: @White Elephant
  17. anaccount says:

    As Andrew knows, we don’t live in a real country.

    We live in an economic zone and it’s been that way for quite some time.

    As for the current state of the Europid race, zoo animals are treated with more dignity and respect. Somehow we accept this and that boggles my mind every day.

  18. … but because I live in Nigeria …

    Andrew Anglin, I didn’t realize that you’re Nigerian. Interesting!

    But you didn’t mention Ivermectin, the standard CV-19 treatment there, banned in the totally corrupt USA, Australia etc etc because no money for Big Pharma in it. The reason Nigeria has essentially no Covid-19.

    But Nigeria is nowhere near as corrupt yet a more genuine democracy. So, Ivermectin the norm there.

    So far. The US hasn’t cracked down on that yet. Let’s hope Nigeria preserve their independence yet don’t become another Venezuela / Iran.

    Thanks for this article.

  19. The gibbering globetrotting genocidal gangster Gujarati government of Narendrabhai Damodardasbhai Modi in India is blowing hot air over Twitter, but the bearded cow propagandist and its obese eminence grise, Amitbhai Anilchandrabhai Shah, have not done anything to actually block Twitter. They depend on it too much to spread their bigoted propaganda, and too many of their paid trolls and brainless Bhakt worshippers are dependent on the service to spread their poison (and also WhatsApp, which they have turned into a disinformation service cum lynch mob organisation tool). Also, unlike Buhari, Modi doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to displease his Amerikastani overlords. So hot air is all we’ll see.

  20. El Dato says:

    If Nigeria had an Our Democracy Air Force there would now be a JDAM being accidentally dropped on purpose down a Twitter HQ smokestack.

  21. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    AA believes Covid-19 is a hoax so why should he bother with any of the supposed medication for it.

    He’s an American fugitive residing in Nigeria – apparently. Doesn’t the US suspend passports of its fugitives abroad? And if so how did AA deal with that? I think some African and Third World passports can be bought legitimately. So yeah, maybe he is a Nigerian now.

  22. G. Poulin says:

    “Access to the net is an essential human right.” Yes, one that Twitter continually violates by its policy of suppressing opinions it doesn’t like.

  23. Envy non-White nations, where Judd Hirsch lookalikes get nowhere with, “My fellow Nigerians…”

    • Replies: @Ragno
  24. Wow cool. So your another White cuck. I like the pic of the black doofus with his three wives. By the way that pic/vid of that Nigerian city would not even be possible if not for technologically advanced White Western Civilization that introduced and built it all. “”””It is true that Nigeria became more industrialized because of colonialism; at the same time, it drastically changed the simple lives of Nigerians at the time. The old instruments and tools used by Nigerians became irrelevant in the face of the technology brought by the British Empire.”””” Soon China will be running things anyway. Enjoy your Chinese overlords .

  25. Let’s see what some other Africans have to say about Nigeria…From an African forum,Ghanaian quote “”””most of them are too dumb to see beyond their noses! how can any sane person compare Ghana with nigeria? Ghana provides free meals to its school going children, as well as uniforms. As a Ghanaian, i can sleep with my two eyes closed. how many in that accursed country can say that? Life expectancy is 64 in Ghana, compared with 52 in nigeria 70% of Ghanaians have electricity. compare that with 120 million nigerians without electricity , youth unemployment is 90% in Nigeria, compared with 25% in Ghana , why do you think we don’t have boko haram, militants etc in Ghana? heard the immigration service in your country wanted to employ 10 people and more than one million hungry people turned up for the interviews , have you seen those Lagos state construction workers killing themselves over Fashola’s leftover fanta? funny people funny country””””

    And…. You can’t just help but laugh at the naivety and stupidity of some nigerians. where did you get the idea from that having the largest GDP translates into being the richest country in Africa? Wealth is measured beyond a mere GDP,huh? Why do you think a country like Norway is adjudged the richest country in the world? Is it that Norway has the largest GDP? The wealth of a nation is measured by the well-being of its citizens, using parameters such as life expectancy, access to potable water, education, health care, food etc etc after all the citizens of a country are its greatest asset, not oil not flashy cars, certainly not gele and lace!MUMU-in-Chief!The largest GDP and all sh1t!Let me break thing down to your level, mor0ns GDP is the aggregate of the value of goods and services produced within a specific jurisdiction. So in the case of MUMUgeria, revenues from oil drives your GDP. So with high oil prices, your country’s GDP will naturally rise, even without you guys lifting a finger!The the reality of your so-called large GDP is junk!You know how things are with oil revenues in your sh1thole,right? Your sh1thole is one of the world’s most corrupt nations,huh? Answer yes sir,dog.By the time Goodluck Jonathan, his ape-looking wife, IBB take their share of the so called large GDP; OBJ will remove his own; Abdulsalami Abubakar will take his cut; Atiku and Tinubu will take their share, Danjuma will collect his own, even Buhari go collect na; your thieving governors and their officials will take their share, the remainder of your GDP is nothing to write home about!MUMu by the time the leftover of your so-called large GDP is shared among the rest of you 200 suffering masses, apes like you won’t even see a kobo.Why do you think its difficult to provide water, electricity, health care, jobs etc etc in your sh1thole?

    • LOL: Carroll Price
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  26. @G. Poulin

    Ha, @jack couldn’t even come up with a reason for banning me. Twitter’s ban email left the “specifically for……” blank. Even VK invented a fake reason (“you are posting pornography”) but Twitter couldn’t even be bothered to do that.

  27. @the grand wazoo

    Precisely!

    What the jew’s done is simple common sense.
    Why have they succeeded? They’ve succeeded because of one thing – the treachery if the ‘watchmen’. Who are the watchmen? They’re the aristocracy, the Kings and Queens who were supposed to protect their nations, but instead, succumbed to Mammon and allowed the jew to buy and sell, with usury and become the power that they are today.

    As the King and Queen, it’s incredibly easy to protect your people. All you do is simply enforce a policy that the only people, allowed to work, trade, own/rent property and businesses are the indigenous. Only those, with tourist visas, from other lands, can come into your land, for a short period of time. This is essentially how things work in Thailand.

  28. Any time Twitter takes a hit I will rejoice regardless of the source of the hit. Twitter is in the service of evil and should be destroyed. Any of y’all still using Twitter? C’mon Cunts. Admit it.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  29. @dindunuffins

    Another huge advantage for Ghana, Rebbe Shekelcohen isn’t around to wag a finger at Ghanian privilege.

  30. Oooh, “free and #OpenInternet”…

    I’m sure Twitter will work very hard to be able to tell everyone around the world what they can and cannot say to “the world.”

    #PissOffDorsey

  31. @White Elephant

    Both Farcebook and Twatter are jewish run operations (obviously) and there’s another jewish operation that works identically, well almost.
    Tesco

    So are Google and Utube, who operate the same way.

  32. gay troll says:
    @Ultrafart the Brave

    Eh, I’m not one to punish someone for their speech, but if I were, I would say lash him to a Starlink satellite with an angry cobra.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  33. Petermx says:

    He took the appropriate action. I was thinking a few months ago this is precisely what every government should do. If the US federal gov’t does not ban twitter or other websites when they censor people, particularly major political leaders, then individual states should ban the site. Any government that does not ban these sites are saying they condone the censorship. The social media sites are not following the legal agreements made for them. They behave like a media outlet and this is contrary to the law. Free speech should be total on these sites except for threats or other dangerous statements. Frankly, I would like to see Jack Dorsey, Zuckerberg or any other media heads thrown in jail for 6 months every time they censor a political leader and if they don’t get the message with 6 months, we can up their punishment to 12 months, just so they know who is in charge.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  34. I was in the middle of negotiations via Twitter with a Nigerian Prince, who has a trunk load of US dollars that need to be sanitized.

  35. @gay troll

    Exactly!

    Why doesn’t this man understand that everyone must promote sodomy in the current year. Failing to do so is clearly a violation of the norms of systemic semitism. Heresy, really.

  36. @Petermx

    Good luck getting a law like that passed.

    It’s a circle jerk. US Intelligence created social media. Social media enables US Intelligence to disseminate propaganda and track thought criminals.

    Now you what Psaki means when she uses “I’ll circle back”.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  37. @Old Brown Fool

    Let Nigeria be firm; some sovereign country has to eventually stand up to this techno-feudal thuggery…

    Indeed. Nigeria is a private country, after all. Why is the Twitter censorship cabal complaining about this perfectly-reasonable restriction on their use of the Nigeria platform, anyway? Twitter’s abusive behavior was clearly an egregious violation of Nigeria’s terms of service. If they don’t like it, they can always start their own Nigeria.

    It’s good to see that Twitter’s oppressive, semito-centric attempt to rigidly impose their own narrow vision of what Nigerian culture “should” be, rather than accepting it for what it is, was so firmly rejected. There’s no reason why a private country should have to bow down before this sort of blatant cultural imperialism.

  38. @Alfa158

    “Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society,”
    OK, I have to be fair and give Twitter grudging respect for the audacity of that statement.

    But it’s a private company, goy! Though a 2017 US Supreme Court case, Packingham v. North Carolina, referred to Facebook as the “modern public square” when they decided that pedophiles have a First Amendment right to use social media — it’s a “protected space”:

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Packingham_v._North_Carolina

    Justice Kennedy, in an opinion joined by Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, explained the decision: “A fundamental principle of the First Amendment is that all persons have access to places where they can speak and listen, and then, after reflection, speak and listen once more.” He continued that “By prohibiting sex offenders from using those websites, North Carolina with one broad stroke bars access to… speaking and listening in the modern public square, and otherwise exploring the vast realms of human thought and knowledge.”

    OK, that’s an interesting analogy. Let’s take a closer look at it. What they appear to be saying is that the government can’t openly ban you from a “public square” where kids hang out, even if you’re a known pedophile. But if the government takes the simple step of contracting out the management of that “public square” to a private company, that company is then free to make completely arbitrary, opaque decisions on who can access that public square, and who gets ejected from it.

    If this seems like obvious sophistry to you, then you clearly didn’t graduate from a top law school, and should just accept the mandates of the sanhedrin unquestioningly. And remember to bake the cake, bigot!

  39. Alfred says:

    I have been to Lagos. A long time ago. I could never live there. But I welcome their act of cutting Twitter’s jugular.

    It is a pity there are not more men with testicles like President Muhammadu Buhari in the West.

  40. Petermx says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    US intelligence isn’t that intelligent and neither are the left wing ninnies that run most of the West and this has helped China and Asia surpass the west. For 2,000 years Europe produced greatness and now they behave like idiots, they do things directly contrary to their own interests. These ninnies support US social media sites because they share the same suicidal and degenerate policies, mass immigration and LGBT politics. One of two things will happen. The US and Europe will continue their decline until they become irrelevant or some important states will adopt policies to advance their own people’s interests.

    I don’t believe the US is uniquely gifted allowing it to create social media sites and I don’t think Twitter or Facebook are especially great achievements. I think countries in Europe behave like occupied countries (in particular Germany) and when the US falls enough they might produce their own social media. I also believe Facebook and Google also pursue policies to advance Jewish interests because their founders and leaders are Jewish and these same policies are not good for Europe. Mass immigration is one good example.

    • Agree: Alfred
  41. bj0311 says:

    I just hope this doesn’t affect my ability to get that $10 million I was promised from Rev Abu Mngdu. I guess so long as email isn’t blocked I will still get those valuable offers. . .gotta love Nigeria.

  42. @gay troll

    I was about to congratulate you on writing 500 words without some gratuitous gay bashing, but then I got to the last sentence.

    Bashing homosexuals and transsexuals (and whatever new perversions they come up with) is never gratuitous.

    It is part of the mission statement.

    Rock on, Mr. Anglin!

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  43. Start their own Twitter like service for Nigeria and then extend it all of Africa. It’s not rocket science – a bulletin board on the internet.

  44. Alfred says:

    Technically-speaking, making another version of Twitter or Facebook is not that difficult. The real problem is with scaling the website so as to be able to handle millions of users simultaneously – but that is not an insurmountable problem.

    Responsive tools are available – e.g. Twitter’s Bootstrap

    The website we are currently using is not less complicated. If Mr Unz could do this, I am sure many others can.

  45. And they do not have homosexuality or trannies.

    Well, you never know what 30 days of quarantine will do . . . .

    • LOL: Trinity
    • Replies: @Trinity
  46. Trinity says:
    @Si1ver1ock

    Next to the picture someone posted of a blonde blue eyed and Swastika face tattooed Jorge Zimmerman, this is the funniest picture yet on this site. Looks like a member of the Bee Gees in Black face. lololol.

    ROTFLMMFWAO.

    Cue: Nights On Broadway by the Bee Gees.

  47. @gay troll

    If I was a cobra and found myself tied to a satellite in space with some douche I didn’t know, I’d be pretty pissed too.

  48. @HorriblyDepressed

    Bashing homosexuals and transsexuals (and whatever new perversions they come up with) is never gratuitous.

    Hey, at least for a percentage of homosexuals, the issue is biologic and not of their choosing (unlike crew-cut bull dykes, who basically just hate men).

    Even the animal kingdom is not immune to the dysfunction that yields homosexual traits – but so far, I haven’t seen a transexual elephant or a bear that identifies as a dolphin.

    • LOL: Trinity
  49. Ragno says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hey! I resemble that statement.

    Seriously though, like I was saying – us white guys have gotta stick together awreddy!

    • LOL: Trinity
  50. @WorkingClass

    The funniest this is having things like Twitter makes some societies believe they are “free”. That’s the scariest part is they don’t even know they are sheep but believe that others are.

    • Thanks: Trinity
  51. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @gay troll

    The definition of “gratuitous” isn’t “something I don’t like”. If the general condition of any state is to be considered, one has to assess its queer quotient, so it’s relevant. I love that you got to the end to be so disappointed.

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