‘We Strongly Condemn Internet Shutdowns’: Twitter Condemns Shutdown — In Uganda

‘We Strongly Condemn Internet Shutdowns’: Twitter Condemns Shutdown — In Uganda


On Tuesday, after having permanently banned President Trump from its platform last week, suppressed the New York Post’s allegations about Hunter Biden last fall, and took actions recently that resulted in many conservative accounts reportedly losing thousands of followers, the Twitter account “Twitter Public Policy,” which represents the “voice of Twitter’s Global Public Policy team,” tweeted that Twitter was concerned about Internet service providers “being ordered to block social media and messaging apps” in Uganda prior to its election.

The account stated: “Ahead of the Ugandan election, we’re hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps. We strongly condemn internet shutdowns — they are hugely harmful, violate basic human decency 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,” the account acknowledged, adding, “If we can attribute any of this activity to state-backed actors,

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