The independent monthly news publication Dispatch is reporting on rumours that the Ugandan government has moved to shut down internet access within the country to Twitter and Facebook, but not all ISPs are complying.

If true, then Uganda is the latest in a growing line of countries that have attempted to block access to Twitter, including Egypt, China, Cameroon, Tunisia and Vietnam. These shutdowns have often been short-lived and futile, but one thing remains true – a free country must include free and unrestricted access to social media.

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