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Chad social media ban reaches one-year mark - African Arguments
Why have Chad’s internet restrictions, which started amid anti-regime protests a year ago today, endured for so long? A year ago today, on 28 March 2018, people across Chad went on their phones to check their Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp messages. Like millions of people around the world, they were expecting messages from friends, family and partners. However, on trying to gain access to their accounts, they were greeted with an error message. Some suspected a technical issue was to blame. Others linked the outage to the widespread protests which had recently broken out; this wouldn’t have been the first …