Twitter: Nigeria’s crackdown on global tech players may backfire

By Harry Clynch
Posted on Monday, 31 October 2022 14:36, updated on Monday, 7 November 2022 09:28

A man tries to use his mobile phone in Lagos, Nigeria, after the government blocked Twitter. June 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Prominent figures in Nigeria’s technology scene have raised fears about the conduct of the West African country’s marketing regulator in light of some controversial moves by the Nigerian authorities.

In recent months, the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and the Nigerian government have taken a much more aggressive stance towards the regulation of digital platforms and internet service providers.