Uganda shuts down social media on election day

February 18, 2016 4:34 PM

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Uganda shuts down social media on election day

"So many lies have been circulated since the campaign period undermining the integrity of the electoral process."

"The Ugandan government's decision to block access to social media on mobile phones on election day is a blatant violation of Ugandans' fundamental rights to freedom of expression and to seek and receive information," said Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's deputy regional director. "Without cle...

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