Daily Monitor (Uganda): Posting ‘rumours’ on social media could land you in Tanzania jail

Daily Monitor (Uganda): Posting ‘rumours’ on social media could land you in Tanzania jail. “It is now illegal to post “rumours” or messages that ‘ridicule, abuse or harm the reputation, prestige or status of the United Republic of Tanzania’ on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Tanzanian Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe signed into law the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2020, which became operational on July 17. The new online content regulations effectively tighten state control over the internet and social media interactions.”