NEW DELHI: Is the Nigerian government’s twitter ban an illustration of how even a democracy can use dictatorial tendencies, doesn’t big-tech and social media have to follow national laws, what’s the effect on common citizens and how are they reacting? On ‘The Gist’, Torinmo Salau, a Lagos based writer and journalist, discusses these issues, why Twitter chose to base its Africa headquarters in Ghana and not in the continent’s most populous and largest economy-Nigeria, how companies play by the government’s rules, investment in Nigeria with its current business climate and rising insecurity and the effect of internet shutdowns, censorship, crackdowns and taxes on tech giants and micro-blogging sites. In conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi, she also analyses fake news on social media and how platforms like Twitter, seen as potentially deeply democratic, are turning into enablers for the agendas of authoritarian leaders.
- A Home Grown Tech Stack Together With A Geopolitical Reset Is Favouring An Indian Decade
- ‘The Ukraine War Could Grind On, It’s Hard To Predict A Result’
- Security Czars Of India, Central Asian Countries Talk Terrorism, Connectivity
- India Calls Out European Double Standards Again As West’s Russia Oil Price Cap Kicks In
- The Fallout Of The G7’s Price Cap On Russian Oil
- ‘Pakistan’s Manipulation Of The Pashtuns Maybe Coming To An End’
- Identity, Islam, Imran & India: Pakistan’s Long March To…?
- Pak’s Next Army Chief Could Be ‘Straight Arrow’ Asim Munir To Tame Imran
- ‘We Are Getting Hammered For Hambantota, Directly Or Indirectly’
- “Those Trying To Sabotage Afghan-India Ties Won’t Achieve Goal, Taliban Not Controlled By Anyone”