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The View That 419 Makes Nigeria a Global Cybercrime Player is Misplaced

The View That 419 Makes Nigeria a Global Cybercrime Player is Misplaced

🕔08:39, 12.Feb 2018

It’s of utmost importance for the term “cybercrime” to be revisited and re-defined because it has huge consequences. It has, for example, influenced the framing of most scholarly endeavours about Nigeria which echo the sense of ‘moral panic’ over the ‘419’ phenomenon. It also affects how Nigeria is portrayed in the western media and how it’s viewed in the world. Given that repeating discourses normalise their claim, the problem is deep.

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