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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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Lawyers petition over blogger Lumbuye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of lawyers has petitioned the High  Court in Kampala demanding the production in court of Ugandan blogger Fred Lumbuye Kajubi. They argue that Lumbuye is being held illegally, in facilities managed by the government of Uganda, where his rights to personal liberty …

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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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