Gov’t to Monitor Facebook,Twitter Posted on May 30, 2013
Security Minister, Muruli Mukasa has announced that government is in the process of setting up a special social media monitoring unit.
The move is set to limit Ugandans from using social media platforms like Facebook ,Twitter and other forms of online communication from tarnishing the government’s image with careless talk.
“We are in the process of setting up a Social Media Monitoring Unit to weed out those who use it to damage the government and people’s reputations. Offences committed on social media will have to be penalized,”The minister said today at the Uganda Communication Commission’s Annual Broadcaster’s Conference at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.
The announcement comes at after a ten days siege of four media houses over information about the alleged succession plan of president Museveni.