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Why Twitter Deleted Keyamo’s Tweets on Eedris Abdulkareem


Twitter has deleted tweets by Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, after he tackled singer Eedris Abdulkareem over his recently released song ‘Jaja Jaga Reloaded’, The Nation has learnt.

Keyamo had released private conversations he had with Abdulkareem and how he allegedly begged for money on his twitter handle.

He described the singer’s action as cheap blackmail after the latter allegedly didn’t succeed in extorting him and other top government functionaries.

Our correspondent gathered Twitter on Sunday deleted the tweets posted by Festus Keyamo after sharing the private chats and phone number of Eedris Abdulkareem, for allegedly violating its rules.

One of the tweets had contained the singer’s contact, which he used to send the Minister text messages in 2018.

It was learnt Twitter took down the tweet because it contained details of Abdulkareem.

“This tweet violated the Twitter Rules,” Twitter wrote in a terse response.

Checks by The Nation revealed there is a process involved in removing a tweet 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.”


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