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THIS WEEK: Guinea considers social media ban

THIS WEEK : Guinea considers social media ban Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Papua New Guinea, a south Pacific Nation are moving to close down Facebook for a period of one month as they look for ways of curbing it’s’ illegal use’. International reports show that government officials …

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Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts

Paris, France | AFP | Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces “community standards” against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data …

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Govt reduces proposed taxes on social media

Kampala, Uganda | PARLIAMENT UG | Government has tabled new proposals to the Tax Bills in a bid to lower the proposed Excise Duty on Over the Top Media Services (OTT) from Sh 200 to Sh100 per day. If carried, those who access and use OTT services, including WhatsApp platforms …

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COMMENT: Taxing social media

Social media should be regulated because it gives out so much information all day long but destroys common sense COMMENT | MICHAEL WOIRA | I know any increase of taxes, as is being proposed by the government in the 2018/19 Financial Year, is a thorny issue. However, I believe in better …

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CSOs ask MPs to reject new taxes on mobile money, social media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed introduction of new taxes on mobile money transactions and social media has met stiff rejection from civil society activists. Government has proposed to introduce a 10 percent final withholding tax on commissions by telecommunication companies to mobile money and airtime agents and Shillings …

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COMMENT: WhatsApp tax and democracy

How progressive is Uganda’s tax code for an economy that has been hurting since 2016? COMMENT | MORRISON RWAKAKAMBA |  As we approach the 2018/2019 Financial Year and the statecraft colour that comes with it – the State of the Nation address and reading of the national budget; the dress rehearsals …

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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the …

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COMMENT: Don’t quit Facebook

But don’t trust it either because it has technical know how to give you more control but has chosen not to COMMENT | DENISE ANTHONY & LUKE STARK | Is it time to give up on social media? Many people are thinking about that in the wake of revelations regarding Cambridge …

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COMMENT: Return of the newspaper

While 140 characters may have been more appealing than 700-word pieces, brevity is no longer enough COMMENT | BAJINDER PAL SINGH | Social media are no longer the new kid on the block, but in 2016, platforms like Twitter and Facebook looked poised to nudge traditional newspapers into obsolescence. Following President …

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