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NEWSEND SARS: TWITTER CRASHES, RETURNS WITH EMOJI FOR ONLINE CAMPAIGN

On Thursday night, Nigerians experience a Twitter outage. It led to speculations the government had clamped down on the social media app amid the #EndSARS online campaign. But it quickly emerged that it was a global issue caused by a system change. According to Twitter Support, “most of you should be back to Tweeting. The outage was caused by a system change initiated earlier then planned, affecting most of our servers. “We’re working hard to bring Twitter back to normal and expect things to be fully resolved in 1-2 hours. We appreciate your patience.” What is, however, noticeable is that the #EndSARS hashtag now has an emoji, with the country’s green and white colours.