KAMPALA- The Twitter Public Policy has urged the Ugandans government to open internet saying closure violates human rights.
This comes just few minutes after President Museveni addressed the country and urged social platforms (Facebook & Twitter) to allow equitable use lest they’ll remain shutdown.
Ugandans on Tuesday morning January 12th 2021 woke up to dismay after different social media platforms were blocked and many couldn’t access them.
This comes a day to the country’s General elections. Uganda will on Thursday go into voting to choose the president and Parliamentarians who will lead the country for the next five years.
While addressing the nation ion Tuesday evening on his last campaign day on different media platforms, President Museveni said that Facebook has been blocked for pulling NRM messengers accounts.
Museveni said Uganda does not need lectures from anybody because there is “nothing we don’t know”. He says that Facebook decided to target NRM message senders by blocking them.
It is well known that over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook on claims that the blocked accounts and Pages in Uganda engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior to target public debate ahead of the elections.
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