Uganda has launched a total social media blackout for the second time in three months
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni was sworn in today (May 12) for his fifth term amid military jets, congratulatory African leaders, and his coterie of supporters. One thing that wasn’t present was the flow of comments and photos on social media during the inauguration.
Starting yesterday (May 11), the country’s communication regulator ordered internet service providers to block access to Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp, according to journalists and digital watchdog nonprofits in the country. This is the second time in less than three months that the government has censored the platforms.
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