The government of Uganda is on the move to create new social media platforms that citizenry can access without necessarily having to visit giants platforms like Facebook, Twitter etc. This according to The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) is a bold act to localize social media usage in the country and make internet cheaper for everyone.
Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, is reported by ItNewsAfrica to have suggested that instead of Ugandans visiting America every second they open their social media platforms, with the internal generated new social media service which is going to be under the controllership of the state, will provide the avenue for consumption of local contents.
This hasn’t gone down well with some of the citizens who are not finding the correlation between the new move and how it is going to help in the consumption of local contents and also make internet cheaper for them. Rather, they see it as a move to impede free expression in order to control what people say on the internet.
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