Africa is Dragging itself into Tyranny with Internet Censorship

Recently, public outrage trailed a bill on the floor of the Nigerian senate proposing state action towards social media censorship and a death sentence for hate speech. Lately, the undemocratic acts of internet censorship, which is an infringement on freedom of expression, seems to be an African phenomenon.

In 2018, 21 African countries either shut down the internet or restricted access to certain websites in the purported attempt to prevent the spread of fake news and hate speech. But with the exponential increase in the number of internet users in Africa since 2000, this action has only succeeded in hurting telecom and internet-reliant businesses...

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