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Threads, Meta’s New Alternative To Twitter, Hits 100 Million Users

Posted: July 13, 2023 at 9:19 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, WORLD

Threads, the Meta-launched social media app, has reached 100 million users in less than a week. After launching last Wednesday, the latest Twitter rival has beat out ChatGPT in reaching this milestone in just five days. Whilst the former leader in the fastest-growing consumer app, ChatGPT, took two months to reach 100 million users, Threads […]

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Freedom of Speech

Will Twitter’s Takeover Reshape Freedom of Speech?

Posted: April 29, 2022 at 7:28 pm   /   Article, Business, FEATURED STORIES

When Elon Musk announced he was purchasing Twitter, he made it clear that his focus was on freedom of speech. In a brief note to the board of directors, he asserted that Twitter could only become a vehicle for free speech if it was privatized. “I believe in its potential to be the platform for […]

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Nigeria suspends Twitter indefinitely as face-off drags

Posted: June 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, U.S., WORLD

On Friday, the Nigerian government announced an indefinite suspension of Twitter over what it described as “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” The country’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement shared via its Twitter page. “The Minister said the Federal Government […]

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Twitter Picks Ghana, ‘Champion of Democracy’ As Africa HQ

Posted: April 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm   /   AFRICA, Article, WORLD

Twitter’s decision to choose Ghana as its Africa headquarters exemplifies the country’s economic growth, political stability, and the championing of democracy and free speech in the continent. Recently, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, announced the launch of the company’s first-ever African office in Ghana. “Twitter is now present on […]

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Weekend Review: Coup Attempt at the U.S. Capitol Leaves Five Dead

Posted: January 10, 2021 at 1:36 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Politics, WORLD

On Wednesday, protesters overtook the country’s Capitol building in a pro-Trump demonstration which quickly turned into a violent revolt.  President Trump encouraged his supporters to walk to the Capitol after leaving a “Save America” rally, where he and his attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke.  Trump used the podium to restate unfounded claims of election fraud, including […]

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