Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed says
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, is directly responsible for Nigeria’s losses during the EndSARS protest.
This was said by Mohammed during his appearance on a Radio Nigeria call-in show in Abuja today, June 14.
He said that Jack gathered funding for the EndSARS protest using Bitcoins, and that his platform, Twitter, was exploited to add to the problem. Dorsey, according to him, also retweeted other EndSARS supporters from throughout the world.
“If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndS ARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest.
We have forgotten that EndSARS led to the loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 civilians while property worth billions of naira were destroyed.
164 police vehicles and 134 police stations were razed to the ground, 265 private corporate organisation were looted while 243 public property were looted.
81 warehouses were looted while over 200 brand new buses bought by Lagos State Government were burnt to ashes’’.
According to the minister, it is unjust to imply that Twitter’s activity has been banned forever since President Muhammadu Buhari’s post was erased. According to Lai Mohammed, the microblogging site has constantly supplied a forum to separatist parties intent on undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
“Twitter has become a platform of choice for a particular separatist promoter. The promoter consistently used the platform to direct his loyalists to kill Nigerian soldiers and policemen, run down INEC offices and destroy all symbols of Nigeria’s sovereignty. Every attempt to persuade Twitter to deny its platform to this separatist leader was not taken serious’’.