Nigerians’ reaction to Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

Nigerians are concerned about Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter as his views on freedom of speech clash with Nigeria’s social media regulation tendencies, potentially impacting freedom of expression on the platform.

Twitter is considered by most Nigerians as an important civic space that has been used to mobilise for political and social causes. However, Elon Musk’s philosophy of freedom of speech and information is at odds with Nigeria’s affinity to ban or regulate social media and could affect freedom of speech. Many wait to see how this will work out.