Check out these memes #SocialMediaBlackout

A planned social media boycott by users on Wednesday appears to be getting very little traction because well... people are online and sharing some of the funniest memes.

On Tuesday organisers of the 'Social Media Blackout' campaign called on mobile users to boycott social media and refuse to buy data because of high prices.

READ: We have power to bring networks to their knees - #SocialMediaBlackout campaigner

South Africa is said to have the second highest data contract prices among a select group of BRICS member countries - Brazil, Russia, India and China.


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We have power to bring networks to their knees - #SocialMediaBlackout campaigner

We have power to bring networks to their knees - #SocialMediaBlackout campaigner

A campaign titled 'Social Media BlackOut' has called on mobile users to boycott social media and refuse buying data on Wednesday.

Ntsiki Mazwai gets behind 24 hour social media boycott #DataMustFall

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