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Aussie Internet watchdog flags crackdown on social media abuse

Canberra, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |    Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has called for social media giants to take responsibility for the content on their platforms. Under changes to the Online Safety Act proposed by the Australian government, Inman Grant would have the power to prevent cyber abuse, identify …

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Social media still a security threat-Minister Jeje Odongo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government will only open social media after confirming that is no longer a threat to national security, the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo has revealed.   It is now two weeks since the government shut down social media two days to the general elections on January …

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Makindye candidates opt for social media, SMS to mobilise voters

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Mayoral candidates in Makindye Division yesterday used social media, short message services and vehicles to mobilize voters to participate in elections following a poor turn up at various polling stations in the area.  Perusi Munaaba, the only female candidate contesting against 10 men for the …

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Museveni explains why government blocked facebook in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has explained that the social media, Facebook has been blocked by Government, after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter’s accounts were pulled down. Over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook. But Facebook says that they …

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Internet, social media disrupted ahead of Thursday polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of social media sites have been blocked ahead of the general election on Thursday, January, 14. Ugandans will go to the polls to elect president and Members of Parliament. Many Ugandans are now unable to access Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or even connect to …

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TWITTER: End of the road for Donald Trump

  Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Twitter has announced a permanent suspension of the US President’s personal account @realDonaldTrump. They join other social media companies Facebook and Instagram that earlier announced indefinite suspension of activity on Donald Trump’s accounts on their platforms. ***** TWITTER FULL STATEMENT After close review …

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ARCHBISHOP: Church has no plan to harm Bobi Wine

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Dioceses, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has called upon Ugandans to embrace peace and stop engaging in practices that are likely to cause unrest in the country. Speaking at Lubaga Cathedral where he was the main celebrant of the Christmas …

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DIGITAL IMPACT: Stanbic scoops three awards

📌Digital Impact Awards Africa ➡ Best Bank on Social Media ➡ Card Payment Excellence award ➡ Digital Powered Campaign (National School Championships) Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Stanbic Bank Uganda has won awards in three categories at the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa that were in the past week …

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