Social Media Blackout in South Africa in protests against data prices.
Today, Wednesday the 21st of June, South Africans are set to undergo a social media blackout in response to the data prices in the country. The call for the blackout, was made on twitter, along with the re-ignition of the #DataMustFall campaign, looks to pressurise telecoms companies companies across the country to reevaluate their data prices.
The #SocialMediaBlackOut was started by Ntsiki Mazwai, South African poet and musician, who asked her over 80 000 Twitter followers to boycott social networks like Facebook and Twitter, “I will not be on social media on Wednesday 21 June because #DataMustFall and it is long overdue we took action. Don’t buy data. Don’t login,” she tweeted on Tuesday morning.
The campaign, which comes off the back of famous South Africa DJ Tbo Touch’s #DataMustFall campaign of last year, drew reactions from South African on twitter.
Here are the best reactions:
— Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) June 20, 2017
— Jèrs (@GavaneCage) June 21, 2017
— viaCarlito (@ViaCarlito) June 21, 2017
— Stifler (@Skipper_Caven) June 21, 2017
— TJR Maketha (@TJRMakhetha) June 20, 2017
— aⓂbongile2017™ (@ambo04) June 20, 2017
— Ulrich J van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) June 20, 2017
— Villain Scaramanga (@Subzero_999) June 21, 2017
— Brandon Booysen (@Boyas112) June 21, 2017
Testing testing testing 1 2 3….. Anybody out there??? #SocialMediaBlackout
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) June 21, 2017
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