How to use VPN now that the Nigerian government has banned Twitter.
On the 4th of June, 2021, the Nigerian government via a Twitter post announced that it would be banning Twitter. The news came almost 48 hours after Twitter deleted a tweet by the Nigerian president, President Muhammadu Buhari where he threatened Nigerians. Twitter deleted the post on Wednesday, saying it was abusive.
Here’s what the deleted tweet said:
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.”
You can find the full thread here.
In the Twitter ban announcement, the Federal Ministry of Information and Communication cited the persistent use of Twitter for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the ban.
Since the ban took effect, several Nigerian Twitter users have tried to process the news in different ways. One of which ways is using VPN to stay online in order to air grievances, discuss the illegality of the ban and how to move forward.
How to use VPN
A virtual private network gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. With the use of VPN, Twitter users can bypass the ban placed by the Nigerian government.
Decide on the VPN you want to use.
There are a bunch of VPN applications on the internet. Consider their price, speed, accessibility, ease of use, etc. After doing this, download the app and connect to one of several locations available.
Other things to note:
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Twitter users who also use Binance, a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies have also been advised to not use USA as their VPN location so as to block their Binance account.
VPN uses a lot of battery, so if you can, only use VPN when you’re about to use Twitter.
You can check this list for some recommended applications along with their benefits.
For more information on how to stay online, you can read this article. Please spread the word.