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National Telecom Operators ordered to suspend access to social media platforms



By Our Reporter

Local telecom operator, MTN Uganda has revealed that they have been ordered to immediately suspend access to social media platforms.

According to a statement released by MTN Uganda, the National Telecommunication Operators received a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately suspend access and use, direct or otherwise of all social media platforms and online messaging applications over the network until further notice.

“MTN Uganda has, in compliance with its National Telecommunications Operator License and in accordance with MTN’s group-wide Digital Human Rights due diligence framework implemented the directive,” reads the statement. “MTN Uganda will continue engaging with the relevant stakeholders to limit the scope and duration of the service disruption.”

The directive comes ahead of the general elections slated for this Thursday, January 14th.

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