Edward Snowden,the IT person and the former CIA employee who is on exile in Russia , took to Twitter to denounce the suspension of Internet in the North and South West regions of Cameroon.It is worth noting that Edward has over 2 million twitter followers. On his Twitter page, he wrote this; “this is the future of repression, against which we must mobilize and fight, # keepItOn # BringBackOurInternet” .
After this unexpected support from the American, many Anglophone Cameroonians and cyber activists, changed their profile with the hashtag, # BringBackOurInternet #.
Officially, the Cameroonian government claims the suspension of Internet in the South West and North West regions was aimed at limiting the spread of false information about the ongoing Anglophone crisis.
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For over a week now, mobile phone users have been receiving messages that warn them against the spread of false news, or wrong information especially on social networks.The government of Cameroon has threatened defaulters with heavy fines and imprisonment.