Global Voices: Ghana’s Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate

Global Voices: Ghana’s Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate. “During the 2016 Ghanaian presidential elections, amidst the intense jockeying for power, something else was asserting itself. Social media and online platforms became crucial avenues for the electorate. Engaging voters in digital spaces became as important as speaking at a public rally. It’s not just politicians who have awakened to its power. Civil society also are taking advantage of the rise of social platforms, leveraging the popularity of the medium to demand good public services, like access to constant electricity.”