Chad Lifts Year-Long Ban on Social Media After Security Concerns

Chad lifted a more than a year-long ban on social media including Facebook and Twitter that the government said had been necessary for security reasons. The announcement was made by President Idriss Deby at a conference about digital technology in the capital, N’Djamena. While he said he’d instructed internet service providers to suspend the restrictions immediately, he appealed “to everyone’s sense of responsibility so that these means of communication are an instrument of development and not a source of division.”