About Twitter ban in Nigeria, how has it affected you personally?
On 5 June 2021, the Nigerian government officially put an indefinite ban on Twitter, restricting it from operating in Nigeria after the social media platform deleted tweets made by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari warning the south eastern people of Nigeria, predominantly Igbo people, of a potential repeat of the 1967 Biafran Civil War due to the ongoing insurgency in Southeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian government claimed that the deletion of the President’s tweets factored into their decision.
Aftermath Of The Ban
Three days after the ban, it was reported that the ban has cost the country over 6 billion Naira and will also contribute to the worsening unemployment in the country.
ExpressVPN reported an over 200 percent increase in web traffic and searches for VPN spiked across the country.
The country’s attorney general at first openly threatened to prosecute citizens who bypass the ban but then denied saying so after a screenshot of a Twitter deactivation notification he shared on Facebook showed a VPN logo.
In late June 2021, Twitter announced it would enter talks with the Nigerian government over the platform’s suspension. The talks began in July though no direct meeting was reported as of July 15.
So the question now is,
Ever Since Twitter Was Banned In Nigeria, How Has It Affected Your Life or Business?
Let’s hear from you all.
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