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What’s hidden in Muhoozi’s tweets?

COMMENT | Moses Baguma | On Monday 21st of February 2022, Peter G. Mwesige, a seasoned journalist, shared photos of The Crusader newspapers bearing an interview he conducted with a 23-year-old Muhoozi Kainerugaba in 1997. In the interview, the first son identified himself as a contemplative person. If one capable of …

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Karamoja: Security forces warn those misusing social media

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces currently battling armed cattle rustlers in Karamoja region have asked cautioned social media users against tarnishing their image. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, says that some people have taken to social media to spread malicious propaganda against the joint …

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Social media influencing investigations- AG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka says social media plays role in misleading investigations which has seen suspects go free. The Attorney General who appeared before the Human Rights Committee on Thursday, 17 March 2022 said that social media has become the “actual truth”. “It is …

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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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What is Muhoozi’s Twitter game?

An analysis of tweets by the First Son and UPDF Commander of Land Forces COMMENT | IAN KATUSIIME | Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Yoweri Museveni’s son and Commander of Land Forces in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has turned Twitter into a stream of his unfiltered thoughts to …

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Power of social media

Expert reveals how it shaped 2021 election Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a growing trend of domestic political actors deploying targeted disinformation schemes in several African countries; Uganda inclusive, according to Tessa Knight, a South Africa-based researcher with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). Knight …

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