Social Media as Solidarity Vehicle During the 2020 #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

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Abstract

This study interrogates how protesters learned about and planned the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. Analyses of survey data collected in 2020 during the protests and content analysis of tweets demonstrate that protesters who used Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to learn about and plan the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and reported to be 30 years and older are more likely to report joining on the first day of the protest. Data showed a relationship between protesters’ perceived ease of use of a social media platform and their use of such platforms during protests. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Asian and African Studies
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jun 2022

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