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UCC Writes to Google, asks them to block opposition owned Ugandan YouTube channels

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UCC Writes to Google, asks them to block opposition owned Ugandan YouTube channels
UCC Writes to Google

Uganda Communications Commission has written to Google to review and take action on a number of YouTube channels being used to broadcast National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s ongoings.

These YouTube channels include JB Muwonge 2, Ghetto TV, Map Mediya TV, Ekyooto TV, Bobi Wine 2021, Namungo media, Busesa media updates, KK TV Uganda and  Uganda empya.

UCC says that the channels are being used to publish and communicate content that is contrary to the Uganda Communications act of 2013 and regulation 8(2) of the Uganda Communications ( content) regulations 2019.

The commission explains further that the channels sparked off riots in Uganda which caused deaths.

“May compromise national security and cause economic sabotage. A number of YouTube accounts and assests on Google such as Ghetto TV, Map Mediya TV, Busesa media updates, Ugandan empya, KK TV Uganda, Ekyooto TV, Bobi Wine 2021, Namungo media and JB Muwonge 2 were used to mobilize riots that resulted in loss to lives and property in Uganda. 

The commission has tasked Google to take action by stopping to fund the said channels.

“In addition Google is asked to:

(a)To immediately stop aiding and abetting any further bleach if the regulatory and penal laws of Uganda through its communication platform. 

(b) To review and revise YouTube operations to ensure that it is not used to circumvent the legal and regulatory requirements of the republic of Uganda. 

(C)Google should ensure that all content broadcast to Uganda through YouTube’s applications and services strictly complies with Uganda’s minimum broadcasting standards as enshrined in the act.” The statement reads.


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