As the youngest country to enforce a Twitter ban, Nigeria’s 200 million citizens now face the loss of one of the world’s largest social media channels. However, despite threats of arrest, countless people are looking for ways to access Twitter and circumvent the ban.
It is clear why Nigerian citizens would take this risk too. The media and government are notoriously unreliable when it comes to keeping citizens informed of events, and with a sizable military presence across the country, individuals turn to social media sites like Twitter to get important news across to one another public dangers, arrests and the use of excessive force; and much more important information that might otherwise be withheld.
However, Nigeria isn’t the only country that has banned Twitter – just the youngest. But wherever there is a ban, people are looking for a way to get around it.
It’s important to note that in some areas where Twitter has been banned, including Nigeria, the state has stated that …