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African Youth Sentiments on Free Speech Online & Internet Regulation

Posted by Njeri Wangari on May 16, 2017

Thirty-five percent of Africa’s population is between the ages of 15 and 35 years[1]. They are growing up in a more connected world—with mobile phones, access to the internet, and engaged in social media. As these connections become more common place, GeoPoll polled more than 4,000 youth to understand their perceptions on social media, internet regulation, and free speech. In our first of two segments of this analysis, we dig into youth’s perception of their rights and the role of government with regard to free speech and social media.

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Topics: social media usage, Internet regulation, free speech online, hatespeech


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