Technologies of freedom enabling democracy



In response to internet censorship by governments across the continent, Africans have resorted to using technologies of freedom, tools such as virtual private networks (VPNs) that allow them to access social media platforms, messenger apps, news websites, popular blogs and other blocked content online, notes Babatunde Okunoye, an Open Technology Fund senior information controls fellow with the Tor ProjectOftentimes, users download these tools directly from websites and app stores, he writes for the Council on Foreign Relations. RTWT

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