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Mabirizi asks prisons to take him to Arusha for court hearing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jailed city lawyer Male Mabirizi is negotiating with the Uganda Prisons Services to take him to the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania for the hearing of his case challenging the decision to shut down the internet and Facebook during the 2021 general elections, …

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Russia bans Facebook, Instagram for “extremism”

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | A Moscow court ruled on Monday to ban Facebook and Instagram in Russia, labeling the parent company of the two social networks Meta Platforms Inc. “extremist.” The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia said that the lawsuit was aimed at protecting Russians from “a violation of their …

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Dictators using social media

Is social media becoming a threat to democracy on the continent? ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | In early 2021, Facebook (Meta) deactivated more than 20 accounts linked to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Shortly afterward, Twitter also followed suit, closing 11% of the nearly 3,500 …

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Facebook rebrands as Meta

  Washington, USA |  THE INDEPENDENT | Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has today announced the parent company’s name is being changed to “Meta” to represent a new  future outside today’s  troubled social network. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Share on: WhatsApp

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A facelift for Facebook

The business models of tech companies shouldn’t retain users’ private data as their real cash cow COMMENT | STEVEN HILL | If the testimony of whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook data scientist, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee told us anything, it was that tech companies cannot be relied upon …

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IGP Ochola pardons 17 year old arrested for announcing him dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has forgiven a 17 year old minor who declared him dead in a Facebook post. The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID arrested the senior two student for announcing the Inspector General of Police dead. Last month, stories made rounds …

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