The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social improvement Frank Tumwebaze has warned Ugandans to not comply with victims of an imposter conning netizens in his identify.
In a tweet, the minister stated presently he has no engagement on Fb since he can’t entry his account and he solely obtained to know concerning the imposter by means of his pals.
“ALERT: All my followers and pals plz notice that am presently having no engagement on Fb as I can’t entry my account. I hv learnt via pals that an imposter a one Luke is conning pple on Fb claiming to be working in my workplace. Plz report back to Police instantly,” Mr Tumwebaze stated on Saturday.
Tumwebaze’s Fb account is among the many networking platforms belonging to Ugandan authorities officers and ruling occasion members that have been shut down because the web big accused them of manipulating public debate earlier than the 14 January polls.
“Given the upcoming election in Uganda, we moved shortly to research and take down this community,” Fb stated in a press release, including the choice was linked to the federal government ministry of knowledge and communications expertise.
“They used faux and duplicate accounts to handle pages, touch upon different individuals’s content material, impersonate customers, re-share posts in teams to make them seem extra common than they have been,” it added.
However, Tumwebaze accused the social media platform of focusing on Ugandan accounts and urged Fb to unblock them.
“Plz @ITU @ITUSecGen one of many threats we should communicate towards in our digital ecosystem is that this abuse of communication platforms by tech giants. Connectivity shdn’t be a proper to take pleasure in on the mercy of Tech giants. @Fb shd unblock selectively focused #Ugandan accounts ASAP!” he tweeted.
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