Twitter Complains About Uganda Shutting Social Media Days Before Election


The same twitter that locked down the New York Post days before the election is now whining that the President of Uganda has shut them down.

Yes, the same fricken company that blocked an accurate story from being disseminated on their site because it hurt the candidate they backed.

The Government of Uganda’s official twitter account wrote “The President warns that if the social media channels like @Facebookand @Twitter are not being friendly and equitable to some of the Ugandans, then there is no reason as to why we should have them operate here. @OfwonoOpondo#M7Address

A spokesman for the President Yoweri Museveni added that “Facebook is interfering in the electoral process of Uganda. If people wanted to have evidence of outside interference, now they have it.”

Twitter Public Policy voice their displeasure with the Uganda government, writing:

“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 rights and the principles of the #OpenInternet
Access to information and freedom of expression, including the public conversation on Twitter, is never more important than during democratic processes, particularly elections.”

That’s ridiculous considering this is the same company that muzzled the New York Post just before the election for reporting the Hunter Biden email story which is now being formally investigated by law enforcement.

The Daily Caller’s Logan Hall said it best: