Facebook company has through an email sent to AFP confirmed that they disabled Facebook accounts and pages in Uganda on 9th January.
The company head of communication for Sub Saharan Africa Kezia Anim-Addo confirmed it saying that the accounts and pages were engaged in Coordinated inauthentic behavior.
“This month, we removed a network of accounts and pages in Uganda that engaged in CIB (Coordinated Inauthentic Behaviour) to target public debate ahead of the election,” an email sent to AFP read.
Some of the accounts which were disabled include blogger Ashburg Kato’s, Jennifer Full Figure’s, Bajjo event’s and Isma Olaxess.
After being disabled, Ashburg took to Twitter and called for the banning of Facebook in Uganda with claims that they connived with Bobi Wine to disable their accounts and pages.
NO ONE HACKED US.. IT’S FACEBOOK IT’S SELF THAT DELETED OUR ACCOUNTS ON THE REQUEST OF BOBI WINE HANDLERS IN AMERICA. WE REQUEST @KagutaMuseveni TO SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE FACEBOOK IN UGANDA COZ THIS IS A BIG SET-UP AND AM SOON REVEALING IT. pic.twitter.com/34qd3e9Qtx
— Ashburg Katto (@ashburgkatto) January 9, 2021