By Waliu Adeyeri
Are you worried about how to connect with friends, family and clients on Twitter despite the Federal Government’s ban on the platform’s activities in Nigeria?
Not to worry friends, you can use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) to change your location in order to access the micro-blogging medium.
In a tweet shared by Gavel, a non-governmental organisation which gives legal aid using technology, advised that Nigerians should download VPNs.
“We strongly condemn the actions of the FG as violating the right to expression and we advise all Nigerians to download VPNs. We are discussing with partners to develop the most effective legal strategies at this time. #ResistDictatorship #ShrinkingSpace”
A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. It is a network system that allows users to use a private network as if their computing devices are directly connected to the private network.
How It works
A VPN hides your device’s IP address by allowing the network to redirect it via a specially configured remote server hosted by the VPN. This allows you to hide your location, prevent your data from third parties by converting the data to gibberish.
How to Use VPN to Access Twitter
1. Download VPN on your Smart phone’s app store.
2. Open the VPN on your device
3. Change your IP address to the one provided by the VPN server
4. You can now start browsing the internet and using your Twitter safely.