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Museveni Explains why Government Blocked Facebook in Uganda

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has explained that the social media, Facebook has been blocked by Government, after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporter’s accounts were pulled down.

Over the weekend, hundreds of pro-Government Facebook accounts were pulled down by Facebook.

But Facebook says that they removed a network of accounts and Pages in Uganda that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior to target public debate ahead of the elections.

Now making his final address on Tuesday evening to the country ahead of Thursdays elections on Thursday, President Museveni said that Facebook has been blocked for pulling NRM messengers accounts.

He however apologized for the inconvenience, but said Government cannot tolerate the arrogance of anybody.

On elections, Museveni asked Ugandans to go out and vote saying nobody will intimidate the voters because they are ready to deal with them.

  • 2021 elections
  • NRM

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