Twitter deletes President Buhari’s “treat them in the language they understand” tweet after outcry

Twitter has deleted a tweet made by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari wherein he threatened to ‘treat’ people “misbehaving in “the language they understand”.

In his tweet on Tuesday, Buhari reacting to the “insurrection” and widespread attacks on public facilities by masked arsonists in the South East said, “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.

“Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,”

A check for why the social media giant took such action on the President’s tweet reveals that it was deleted for allegedly violating it’s rules. The company said “this tweet violates the Twitter rules.”

In Twitter Rules and Policies, the company has explained the procedure for removing tweets considered to have violated its rules.

“When we determine that a Tweet violated the Twitter Rules, we require the violator to remove it before they can Tweet again. We send an email notification to the violator identifying the Tweet(s) in violation and which policies have been violated. They will then need to go through the process of removing the violating Tweet or appealing our review if they believe we made an error,” the policy states.

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