Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path

Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path 

Online services are credited with keeping people informed during the runup to the elections

The dozens of deaths that marred the recent Nigerian elections would be considered shocking by the standards of most developed nations. Compared to past elections, however, the violence this time around was limited, and many observers say social media and technology such as biometric card readers played a big role in minimizing conflict.

Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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