Ahead of the Ugandan election, we're hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) January 12, 2021
We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet.
Earlier this week, in close coordination with our peers, we suspended a number of accounts targeting the election in Uganda.— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) January 12, 2021
If we can attribute any of this activity to state-backed actors, we will disclose to our archive of information operations:https://t.co/GB71n4avwm
Access to information and freedom of expression, including the public conversation on Twitter, is never more important than during democratic processes, particularly elections.#UgandaDecides2021 #KeepItOn https://t.co/Q2SJfsFUiD— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) January 12, 2021