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Social and economic effects of the Twitter ban in Nigeria

Twitter is one of the biggest platforms for social and political interaction in Nigeria. It gives the youths a voice on various existential social and political issues affecting the country.

Nigeria's government has suspended Twitter

Nigeria has banned Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Buhari. Only people using VPN services are able to access the service.

The omniscient platforms

Despite us, as individuals not liking any other person to stalk us, we somehow are comfortable with digital platforms collecting all sorts of data on us and constantly monitoring us in the background.

Some insights from Morocco on how smartphones are supporting migration

Research reveals that smartphones supported migration flows from Morocco by providing migrants with access to online information before and during travel and when they arrived at their destination country.

Re-evaluating our relationship with social media platforms

According to researchers, social media platforms exploit our emotions and pre-cognate needs like belonging, recognition, acceptance, and pleasure that is β€˜hard-wired’ into us to secure our survival. We are the product.

Online #EndPhoneTax protest against a new mobile phone tax in Cameroon

There's an ongoing social media campaign for the government to halt the implementation of a new method for the payment of Customs clearance fees for imported mobile devices. The method pushes the burden of payment to the final user in case of default by the importer.

Social media is possibly leveling Kenya’s political field

In Kenya, social media platforms are a tool for communication and not an end in themselves. For more effective messages, even political candidates for lower offices may need to engage paid communication managers.