Uganda Elections :UCC Orders Social Media Shutdown Ahead of Intensive Poll

The Uganda’s communications regulator on Tuesday 12th January,2021. ordered internet service providers to shut down social media and messaging applications, just two days before elections. In a letter, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) executive director, Ms Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. Several social media users in Uganda have reported inability to access Facebook and Twitter, among other social media platforms as the country braces for a tense election that has been marred with violence right from…

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