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FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and WHAT’S APP THREATEN to Stop Operations in Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

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FACEBOOK’S STATEMENT ON ANTI-GAY LAW

When we launched Facebook, we thought it as a platform to advance people’s rights and liberties of self expression in all form. We were equally shocked to learn that Uganda as a country had gone ahead to sign the Anti Homosexuality bill into a law.

Facebook is currently reviewing its engagement to Uganda, as we seek to come up with a voice to express our dissatisfaction. And of course, suspending our operations in Uganda is one of the options we are considering. In the event that we suspend operations in Uganda, our platforms of Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp will be off for a time we shall deem necessary.

We strongly condemn the act of the Ugandan Government to overstep the rights of a minority. All humans are created equal and deserve a right to freedom and happiness.

Signed
Sheryl Kara Sandberg
Chief Operations Officer (COO) At Facebook

President Museveni’s Position on the Law – (Clip from a CNN Interview. There is a full statement circulating where the President explains that he reached out to scientists in the USA to aid in his decision in signing the death penalty law against homosexuals. They allegedly fail to substantiate the notion of a gay gene or that a person is born gay. They told him the contrary. He then took the premise to his scientists and they too further validated this premise. Accordingly, he signed the current death bill into law. Will update when I get my hands on the statement.)

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