Why I Support Nigeria Banning Twitter

Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Cuts Off 40 Million Users

President Trump’s reaction to Nigeria banning Twitter

Opportunity Cost of the Twitter Ban

  • 35% of Nigerians reported using some social media service to get news at least a few times a week.
  • Men were marginally more likely to use it than women — 39% versus 31%.
  • More young people used it — 46% of 18–25 years old, versus 8% for those over 65.
  • Rates of weekly access were higher for Nigerians who lived in urban areas (54%, versus 18% for rural), had at least a secondary-level education (57%, versus 12% with a primary education or lower) and had the lowest levels of lived poverty (51%, versus 25% for those with the highest levels).

So, let’s get back to the crux of the matter, why would anyone be happy or support Twitter being banned in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country?

1. Explosive growth of VPNs in Nigeria

2. Opportunity for rival micro blogging sites to access Africa’s largest market

A Prediction. . .

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Co-founder/Executive Director at Midlothian Angel Network. Email me at wale@midloangels.com

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Wale Salami

Wale Salami

Co-founder/Executive Director at Midlothian Angel Network. Email me at wale@midloangels.com

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