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July 17, 2018

Govt imposes tax on use of Facebook, WhatsApp, others


  Users of these platforms are required to pay UGX200 (52 cents) daily before they can access them. Many Ugandans were on Sunday unable to access social media platforms after the government directive to charge users took effect. Last month, Uganda’s parliament passed new laws that introduced a new tax for use of popular social media platforms which include WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, Instagram, YouTube, Skype, and others, reports Daily Nation. “Many Ugandans online unable to access social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp following the government’s directive to tax users UGX 200 daily before they can access…