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Taking a selfie during the #ENDSARS protest in Lagos in 2020. Social media was used extensively to mobilise demontrators. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Frequent social media use does not necessarily equate to addiction. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

No, you are not addicted to your digital device, but you may have a habit you want to break

People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.

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