UCC threatens to shutdown social media platforms and evoke licenses of incompetent telecom companies

Godfrey Mutabazi UCC ED at Vodafone launch
Godfrey Mutabazi UCC ED at Vodafone launch

The Communications regulator UCC has threatened to shut down social media sites over misuse by the public and also evoke licenses of incompetent telecom companies that are not meeting quality standards.

Godfrey Mutabazi UCC ED at Vodafone launch
Godfrey Mutabazi UCC ED at Vodafone Uganda launch

While at the launch of Vodafone Uganda, the UCC’s Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi said that the public should use social media positively rather than abuse it. He also called for stringent compliance to quality service delivery among telecom companies or risk withdrawal of licenses.

Mr Mutabazi’s comments come at a time when government through its ethics directorate is trying to curve a way forward and control the use of social media amid rampant leaking of nude pictures and sex videos of different people.

All initial investigations indicate that most of these cases are acts of revenge by rejected lovers, and some are distributed by fraudsters with the intention of extorting money from the victims. The most used  Social media platforms used to circulate this content is Whats App and Facebook.

 

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