Reg­u­la­tor threat­ens pros­e­cu­tion over of­fen­sive con­tent on so­cial me­dia

The East African - - NEWS -

UGANDA: The Ugan­dan Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Com­mis­sion has has raised the alarm over ris­ing num­ber of com­plaints against of­fen­sive con­tent be­ing shared on so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

“Users should re­strain them­selves and group mem­bers against au­thor­ing, post­ing, re­ceiv­ing and shar­ing or for­ward­ing any forms of elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tions con­tain­ing and or re­fer­ring to il­le­gal and/or of­fen­sive con­tent to avoid the risk of be­ing pros­e­cuted for aid­ing and abet­ting the com­mis­sion of any re­sul­tant of­fences,,” said UCC in a state­ment.

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