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Uganda blocks all social media

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  1. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Houston Knicks fan
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...cial-media-to-be-blocked-letter-idUSKBN29H1E7

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    KAMPALA (Reuters) - 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.​

    In response, Twitter protests censorship:

     
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  2. KingCheetah

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    I can still access both uGanda and iGanda online.
     
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  3. Andre0087

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    Section 230 needs to be looked at but at the moment it probably won't favor the GOP's requested reforms.
     
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  4. Xerobull

    Xerobull Salve Dicit Mater Tua
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    But ironically, it would doom the duct tape and bailing wire Parler if they ever relaunch.
     
  5. Invisible Fan

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    WhoGanda?

    TrumpGanda
     
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    Government censorship done right.
     
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    if Trump can get away with that, Trumpers like the OP will be eating that sh!t up
     
  9. Os Trigonum

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    common misconception
     
  10. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    so you're against Trump?
     
  11. Os Trigonum

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    find a post where I've ever been "for" Trump.
     
  12. rocketsjudoka

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    I strongly support impeachment of President Museveni.
     
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  13. vlaurelio

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    so you wanna stay neutral with that POS shitstain?
     
  14. Buck Turgidson

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    Os the OP forgot to mention:

    A source in Uganda’s telecom sector said the government had made clear to executives at telecoms companies that the social media ban was in retaliation for Facebook blocking some pro-government accounts.

    The U.S. social media giant said on Monday it had taken down a network in Uganda linked to the country’s ministry of information for using fake and duplicate accounts to post ahead of this week’s election.
     
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  15. vlaurelio

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    Does the Ugandan govt outsource Russia as well for their disinformation needs?

    Hope they avail the same deal Trump negotiated for
     
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    Government shutting down speech they can't control = censorship
    Private business shutting down speech they can't control = free market
     
  17. KingCheetah

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    They can always just call the GRU main number for all the details.
     
  18. vlaurelio

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    Trump has that on speed dial
     
  19. Master Baiter

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    They should have sideloaded their apps.
     
  20. Ziggy

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    Wait... yall seem update, but they want to block it before the elections? Blocking all politicians from social media is a good idea. This is the way.
     

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