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Why Breakaway republic of Somaliland is shutting down social media during election?!

As the break-away republic of Somaliland has held its elections on Monday, 13 November Somaliland started ordering its telecommunication companies to block social media from 13 November 2017 until election results are declared.

Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and other social media sites has already been blocked. The Commission said the shutdown is necessary to avoid rumours and spread of fake news.

The action to block the social media from the population of Somaliland shows…


Added by Burhan Farah on November 15, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments


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