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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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Trump banned indefinitely from facebook

  Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Mark Zuckerberg says President Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram ‘indefinitely’. In a statement, facebook said, “We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great, so we are extending …

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Twitter suspends Donald Trump account

  Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Twitter deleted three tweets by US President Donald Trump, locked his account for 12 hours and said it will remain suspended if  offending messaging is not taken down. Twitter said US President Donald Trump flouted its civic integrity rules, ordered him to remove, then …

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Facebook faces major ad boycott

It will survive, say experts, but at a public image cost | HANNAH JACKSON | While brands continue to join the #StopHateForProfit campaign and pause advertising on Facebook, experts say the movement may not dramatically impact the social media giant’s bottom line — but it could damage its overall image. …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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Facebook pulls Trump ads which used Nazi symbol

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump’s campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany, the latest move in a heated battle over inflammatory political content on social media. The leading social network, which has drawn fire over its hands-off approach to …

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Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network’s policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump. The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed …

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