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Social media rescue Morocco’s last woman potters

OURTZAGH, Morocco | AFP |  Beautiful handcrafted pottery made by Mama Aicha rarely sells in Morocco anymore, but thanks to social media her ancient techniques are drawing students from around the world to the foothills of the Rif mountains. “When I heard about the workshop on Instagram, I signed up immediately …

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LENT: ‘Shun social media’

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians have been urged to shun social media during the lent period. The call was made by Fr. Pius Yobuta, the Parish Priest of Christ the King Parish Arua. Speaking during the Ash Wednesday mass, Yobuta told Christians to avoid social media sites like …

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Social media tax payers fall to 6.8 million

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people in September, according to a quarterly report by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The amount of money collected from Over The Top-OTT tax …

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Paying more to avoid a tax

What reactions to social media tax reveals about attitudes Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance is puzzled by the current resistance to the social media tax which his government recently introduced. “Why don’t you want to contribute to your economy?” says Minister …

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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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