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’Lift the ban on Facebook and widen phone coverage’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is a constitutional right for every Ugandan to have access to information but this provision of the Constitution has been breached by the prolonged ban on internet use and poor network coverage, MPs have noted. Members of Parliament are concerned that at the time when …

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EU investigates Facebook’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission said on Monday it had opened an in-depth investigation into Facebook’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer over concerns that the deal would stifle competition for customer relationship management (CRM) software. In a statement, the Commission said it was also concerned that the proposed transaction …

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Aussie Internet watchdog flags crackdown on social media abuse

Canberra, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |    Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for social media giants to take responsibility for the content on their platforms. Under changes to the Online Safety Act proposed by the Australian government, Inman Grant would have the power to prevent cyber abuse, identify …

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Internet shutdown prevented violence- Minister Kutesa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The internet shutdown by the government during the just concluded presidential and parliamentary elections helped to prevent the incitement of violence and use of malicious language, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa.  He disclosed this while presenting a formal brief to Heads of Diplomatic …

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Museveni explains why government blocked facebook in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has explained that the social media, Facebook has been blocked by Government, after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter’s accounts were pulled down. Over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook. But Facebook says that they …

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Internet, social media disrupted ahead of Thursday polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of social media sites have been blocked ahead of the general election on Thursday, January, 14. Ugandans will go to the polls to elect president and Members of Parliament. Many Ugandans are now unable to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or even connect to …

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