TikTok Suspended in Senegal Amid Stability Concerns

Mouad Boudina
Mouad Boudina
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The Communications Minister of Senegal announced on Wednesday, the temporary suspension of access to the social media platform TikTok. This decision comes in the aftermath of recent restrictions imposed on mobile internet usage, which were implemented amidst opposition protests. As of now, the duration of the suspension remains unspecified.

“The minister’s statement highlights a concerning observation regarding the TikTok application, which has become the preferred social network for individuals with malicious intentions. They exploit this platform to disseminate hateful and provocative messages, posing a significant threat to the stability of our nation,” according to the minister’s official communication to the public.

As of Monday, the West African country has implemented restrictions on internet services, citing a similar justification for their decision.

Restrictions were put in place after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was charged with accusations of planning an insurrection, criminal conspiracy, and other associated crimes.

Throughout the year, Senegal has witnessed sporadic violent protests, as opposition supporters allege President Macky Sall has levied charges against Ousmane Sonko to disqualify him from participating in the upcoming election.

Mouad Boudina

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