The Internet & Africa: Will African states take the Chinese stance on censorship?

It’s no secret that across Africa tech is misused by ruling parties to stop the spreading of information. As Africa becomes more connected, rural areas where information was not so easily accessible are now able to join in on the conversations, be it via Whatsapp or the ever so popular, Facebook. The Arab Spring in 2011 saw social media play a huge part in the disintegration of regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. The reaction from the regimes was to outright block Facebook and Twitter, with Egypt going one unprecedented step…