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Internet shutdown prevented violence- Minister Kutesa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The internet shutdown by the government during the just concluded presidential and parliamentary elections helped to prevent the incitement of violence and use of malicious language, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa.  He disclosed this while presenting a formal brief to Heads of Diplomatic …

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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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Twitter allows Trump back, he concedes defeat

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Twitter has lifted the suspension on US President Donald Trump’s account, and he has used the opportunity to concede defeat and promise a smooth transition. “A new administration will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and …

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Trump banned indefinitely from facebook

  Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Mark Zuckerberg says President Trump has been banned from Facebook and Instagram ‘indefinitely’. In a statement, facebook said, “We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great, so we are extending …

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Twitter suspends Donald Trump account

  Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | Twitter deleted three tweets by US President Donald Trump, locked his account for 12 hours and said it will remain suspended if  offending messaging is not taken down. Twitter said US President Donald Trump flouted its civic integrity rules, ordered him to remove, then …

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BREAKING: Trump rages as Biden takes lead

Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT | With projections showing that Joe Biden has hit the 270 electoral votes needed to win the US election, President Donald Trump reacted angrily to the development on twitter. “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat …

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Samson Kasumba’s twitter account hacked

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The twitter account of NBS TV host Samson Kasumba was on Wednesday reportedly hacked, prompting quick action to reclaim it by the broadcaster’s tech team. A statement from NBS’s Desire Derekford Mugumisa stated that, ” A few hours ago, @SamsonKasumba’s account was hacked, and …

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Twitter explains accounts hacked to spread cryptocurrency scam

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The false messages encouraged users to post their cryptocurrency funds to a particular address under the guise that their “investment” will be doubled. Billionaire Bill Gates …

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