In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
Ordinary people are being deeply affected by the continued violence tearing apart Cameroon.
Anglophones have long complained that their language and culture are marginalised. They say if this doesn't change, they must be granted independence.
West African leaders have nursed the idea of a common currency for the sub-region since the turn of the century. But conditions for member countries to make this happen appear unattainable.