Ugandan president castigates Facebook over alleged bias


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at Facebook, saying the tech giant is biased after it closed several accounts of government supporters alleging they sought to manipulate public debate ahead of the Jan. 14 elections.

“They deleted our people’s accounts under the guise, but we can see the bias, the discrimination standards they used. You cannot say that these were doing wrong, what about the other group (opposition) that have been spreading all forms of wrong information and inciting our people?” Museveni questioned, according to a State House statement issued here on Sunday.

Museveni was on Saturday meeting a group of youths whose accounts were closed as they campaigned for him.

The president accused the opposition groups in the country of spreading rumors using social media that the country was at war.

Museveni won the Jan. 14 elections with 58.64 percent. His closest rival was Robert Kyagulanyi, a music star turned politician who scored 34.83 percent. Enditem

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