Step by step process of how some Nigerians are already by-passing the government’s suspension of Twitter through VPN
Popular microblogging platform, Twitter, has officially stopped its operation in Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Platforms Africa reports that Twitter is the second most used social media network after facebook in Nigeria where millions of people in the country interact with others across other countries of the world.
This development is coming hours after Federal Government announced the suspension of Twitter in a recent statement signed by Lai Mohammed.
The Twitter app in Nigeria currently displays ‘Tweets aren’t loading right now. Try again’ but when connected to a VPN, the app begins to work perfectly fine.
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Platforms Africa gathered that sone Nigerians have started to share information on how to by-pass the suspension through VPN.
“If access to Twitter is stopped by FGN, these are steps one can follow to use the platform 👇🏾
Get a VPN
i. Go to AppStore or Playstore
ii. Type “FREE VPN” in the search box
iii. Download any of the top 5 results.
iv. Open the app, install
v. From the list of available countries, choose a location other than Nigeria
vi. Connect & you’ll be tunneled to that country.