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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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’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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