Facebook has shut down accounts it says are linked to the Ugandan government, only days before elections for a new president and parliament.
Facebook said that a network connected with the Ugandan ministry of information had been using fake and duplicate accounts to impersonate users and boost the popularity of posts. First of all this only violets Facebook’s policies.
The Ugandan accused Facebook of being biased . President Yoweri Museveni now 76 have been in power for 35 years but he still feels like he came to power yesterday. But now he has bad news there is a young boy by the name of Bobi Wine aged 38 , this boy has made the president’s life very difficult.
President Yoweri Museveni arrested the music star several times but Bobi did not give up.
“We found this network to be linked to the government Citizens Interaction Center at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology in Uganda,” Facebook said in a statement.
“They used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people’s content, impersonate users, re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular than they were,” the statement continued.
“We are not familiar with anybody who complains about these accounts,” he said. “The owners have not received any notice and no-one was asked to make any response to the allegations.”
Mr Opondo described Facebook as high-handed. “I think they are playing the usual games,” he added. “We know that they have a side in this election perhaps.”
Do you think Bobi will win the election ?