Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Reasons why the twitter account of Niger Delta avengers was suspended

On Monday, twitter suspended the handle of militant group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), and while it did not specifically give reasons for the action, some of the organisation’s policies directly conflict with the ideals of NDA.

The group has engaged in at least three policies which twitter says it will delete accounts.
According to online news medium, The cable, the following are reasons for the suspension of the account.

Violent threats

You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. NDA has threatened to resort to violence if the government, oil companies and their service firms repair pipeline they have blown up.

Harassment

You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. One of the factors that Twitter considers when evaluating abusive behaviour is inflammatory content which is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction or cause harm. NDA had, via its handle, threatened to blow up pipelines so as to cause economic sabotage and announced blowing up pipeline.

Terrorism

Organisations or individuals associated with promoting hate, criminal, or terrorist-related content. While the NDA has claimed to be fighting a just cause and agitating for better conditions for the region, its activities, including blowing up pipelines are criminal according to Nigerian laws.

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