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Uganda President speaks on social media blockage by his govt: Video

President Museveni in a Plane

Uganda President speaks on social media blockage by his govt: Video. In response to the conduct by Twitter and Facebook’s decision to suspend and block government leaning user accounts, the President of Uganda Kaguta Museveni said that there is no way anybody should come and decide for our country.

This came after his government shut down all social media platforms as it heard towards presidential elections. Uganda ordered internet service providers to block all social media platforms and messaging apps on Tuesday until further notice, a letter from the country’s communications regulator seen by Reuters said.

Users had complained earlier on Tuesday that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp, social media platforms being widely used for campaigning ahead of Thursday’s presidential election in the East African country.

“Uganda Communications Commission hereby directs you to immediately suspend any access and use, direct or otherwise, of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over your network until further notice,” said the letter from the commission’s executive director to internet providers.

Watch video below as the president responds to the ban

Source – MbareTimes/Zimcitizen News

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