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Twitter Whines that Access is a ‘Human Right,’ Still Claims Banning Conservatives is Proper

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Trying to defeat a ban of its platform in Nigeria, Twitter claimed that free and open access to the Internet is a “human right,” even as it continues to defend the deplatforming of all conservatives.

The Big Tech fascists were desperately attempting to convince the country of Nigeria not to ban Twitter inside its borders. One of its arguments that free and open access to the Internet is “an essential human right in modern society.”

The argument between Twitter and the Nigerians came after the social media giant deleted a tweet by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. In his tweet, Buhari had condemned the attacks on the country by insurgents. but Buhari also attacked the insurgents with harsh language.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War,” Buhari wrote. “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”

Twitter claimed the rhetoric was violent and deleted his tweet.

In reply, the Nigerian government banned Twitter for blocking their president. Twitter responded by insisting the government is over stepping by banning them from the Internet. The company responded saying, “We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society. We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world. #KeepitOn.”

How is that for some gall? Even as Twitter systematically bans Republican candidates and regular conservative users, it is claiming that access to its platform is a “human right.”

As The Blaze noted, the proclamation game as the worst joke possible among American conservatives:

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: “Curious. In Twitter’s own words, they are willfully denying Donald Trump ‘an essential human right in modern society.'”

“Pseudo-Intellectual” host Lauren Chen: “Let me get this straight… Nigerian government blocking citizens from using twitter: Violation of human rights Twitter blocking people they don’t like from using Twitter: Perfectly fine and actually it’s just good sense Hm.”

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza: “Not sure I understand this. If Twitter can block Nigerians and their elected officials for violating its standards and policies, why can’t Nigeria and its elected officials block Twitter for violating their standards and policies?”

Author Jack Posobiec: “I can’t wait to remind Twitter that their public policy position is platform access is a human right and those blocked from use must have their access restored Again and again and again.”

Outkick founder Clay Travis: “Didn’t Nigeria just do the exact same thing to you that you did to President Trump?”

Newsmax host Steve Cortes: “Wait, Twitter believes platform access “is an essential human right in modern society.” Good. I agree. Stop suspending my account. Restore Trump. Right now!”

Journalist Sharyl Attkisson: “I guess now you know what it feels like.”

Actor James Woods: “If irony were a food, Twitter could cure hunger overnight.”

Actor Nick Searcy: “You hypocrites censor people who disagree with you. Shut up.”

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