#7. Internet access & Technology censorship - Why and how African governments are increasing internet restrictions
July 13, 2020
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#7. Internet access & Technology censorship - Why and how African governments are increasing internet restrictions

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about technology & Internet censorship in Africa. We’ll discuss internet access across African countries, how censorship works, examples of censorship and end with our views on internet censorship across Africa. This episode was recorded on July 12, 2020


Companies discussed: ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), Loon & ByteDance (TikTok)

Concepts discussed: Internet access, Internet censorship, Technology censorship, China Tech, India Tech & Government influence on technology

Conversation highlights:

  • (01:22) - Highlights from public launch - listener breakdown
  • (04:22) - Background on internet access in Africa
  • (09:30) - Loon launch in Kenya and licenses in other African countries
  • (12:13) - Introduction to internet censorship
  • (13:21) - Common reasons for internet censorship
  • (14:36) - The internet is not as decentralized as you think
  • (15:14) - Autonomous Systems and Internet access
  • (17:25) - Examples of internet censorship and highly censored countries
  • (22:20) - Indian internet ban on 59 Chinese apps (most notably TikTok & WeChat)
  • (24:09) - Internet censorship in Africa - Heavy, Medium and Low levels of censorship
  • (29:10) - How users respond to internet censorship
  • (34:16) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook
  • (34:42) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook
  • (39:42) - Bankole’s recommendations and small wins
  • (41:58) - Olumide’s recommendation and small wins


Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

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