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Several social media users in Uganda have reported inability to access Facebook as the country braces for a tense election that has been marred with violence.

By Tuesday morning, several users said they could only access the social media site through a virtual private network (VPN).

This comes days after government through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) reportedly asked all major telecom companies to block access to the iOS AppStore, Google PlayStore and YouTube.

However, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) spokesperson, Mr Ibrahim Bbosa said the slow internet could be a result of too much traffic online because many people around the world are interested in the elections.

“So far, there is no directive to switch off the internet.
If there are instances of misuse, the means of communication may be restricted.

The slow internet could be a result of too much traffic online because many people around the world are interested in the elections,” Mr Bbosa said. (Nettech Media)

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