According to a report by a foreign news agency, the Ugandan government has ordered the relevant department to immediately block social media apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, Twitter and others.
The Ugandan government’s move comes in the wake of the country’s two-day presidential election so that social media cannot be used for any kind of campaign.
According to the news social media platforms were being used for election campaign before the presidential election. Yesterday, users complained that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp.
According to a foreign news agency, Uganda’s Ministry of Communications Regulatory Authority in a letter to Internet service providers ordered them to block all social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice.
According to foreign media, more than 23.6 million people in Uganda have mobile phones, of which 17 million use the Internet.