Facebook to block FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP in Uganda

Now that it’s official the Anti-Homosexuality bill is now a law, voices all over the world have come out to condemn the act. One of those voices is that from Facebook which wishes to distance itself from what it terms as a very harsh and barbaric climate.

Here’s a statement from Facebook:

STATEMENT FROM FACEBOOK ON ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW

When we launched Facebook, we thought it as a platform to advance people’s rights and liberties of self expression in all form. We were equally shocked to learn that Uganda as a country had gone ahead to sign the Anti Homosexuality bill into a law.

Facebook is currently reviewing its engagement to Uganda, as we seek to come up with a voice to express our dissatisfaction. And of course, suspending our operations in Uganda is one of the options we are considering. In the event that we suspend operations in Uganda, our platforms of Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp will be off for a time we shall deem necessary.

We strongly condemn the act of the Ugandan Government to overstep the rights of a minority. All humans are created equal and deserve a right to freedom and happiness.

 

– Online

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