Twitter has today, 12th April 2021 established its official headquarters in Ghana, Africa.
In a blog post by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of the Twitter said the company is looking forward to expanding its presence on the African continent.
With regards to why Ghana was chosen by the company, the statement clarifies that Ghana is a democratic country that supports free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter as an American microblogging and social networking service is also an advocate.
As a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Areaaligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.
Twitter is a social media platform, founded on March 21, 2006, in California, United States. The platform started as an SMS text messaging service to communicate with small groups of people.
The original code name for the service was “twttr”. However, six months after the launch of twttr, the founders purchased a domain and changed the name to Twitter.