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Uganda has ordered phone companies to intercept text messages with words or phrases including “Egypt”, “bullet,” and “people power” ahead of Friday’s elections that some fear may turn violent . . . Patrick Mwesigwa, head of UCC, confirmed to Reuters that it was genuine. “Messages containing such words, when encountered by the network or facility owner or operator, should be scrutinized and, if deemed to be controversial or advanced to incite the public, should be stopped or blocked,” he said. The other English words or phrases on the list are: “Tunisia”, “Mubarak”, “dictator”, “teargas”, “army”, “police”, “gun”, “Ben Ali” and “UPDF”.


  1. avatar Wes says:

    “Violent rhetoric” is bad. My government told me so.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    The BATFE has ordered phone companies to intercept text messages with phrases including “Brian Terry,” “Keystone Cops,” and “couldn’t find their own asses with both hands at high noon in a hall of mirrors.”

  3. avatar Ken says:

    Didn’t the media recently report President Obama wants authority to turn off the internet?

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