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COMMENT: Youth, social media and respect

COMMENT | BENJAMIN AGABA | Social media has been awash with beehive idiotic activity in the past month, mostly announcing either the serious illness or the death of some prominent person, including members of the first family. President Yoweri Museveni himself,  and the First son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba have …

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Kabaka cautions subjects on ICT and social media misuse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has cautioned his subjects in Buganda kingdom and diaspora against misusing Information and Communication and new media to malign their monarchy. He said this in a virtual conference organized by different Buganda communities in North America held on Saturday evening …

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Trump launches online communication platform after social media ban

Donald Trump has launched a new “communications” website, which says it will publish content “straight from the desk” of the former US president Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Former U.S. President Donald Trump has launched an online platform aimed at directly communicating with his supporters, months after his various social media accounts …

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Beyond social-media wasteland

Social-media platforms today are entering their teenage years: they have a history but lack maturity COMMENT | MATT LOCKE | On May 9, 1961, then-Chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Newton Minow delivered a transformative speech to the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, DC. Now known as …

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East African law society sues Uganda gov’t over internet shutdown

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The East African Law Society has sued the government of Uganda seeking compensation to everyone affected for its alleged illegal actions of shutting down the internet during the just concluded general elections. The law society that brings together more than 18,000 lawyers from seven East …

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Zambian gov’t expresses concern over abuse of cyberspace

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Zambian government on Monday expressed concern that abuse of cyberspace has continued despite heightened campaigns against the vice. Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya said the government was concerned with the rampant abuse and called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to ensure that citizens …

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