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[liberationtech] Internet misuse in Gambia

Richard Brooks rrb at acm.org
Mon Jul 29 10:17:31 PDT 2013


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- From what I hear, yes complaining about the government on
Facebook or Twitter would easily qualify. To give you an
idea, Guinea where the government soldiers rounded up
large segments of the population in 2009, put them in
a stadium for mass beatings, public rapes, and killings,
is ranked better in human rights than Gambia.

In other news, social media monitoring of the recent election
in Togo can be found at (helps if you know French):

http://nukpola.org/public2/


On 07/29/2013 12:30 PM, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2013, at 15:26, Richard Brooks wrote:
> 
>> New law in Gambia makes using the Internet to "incite
>> dissatisfaction" with the government punishable by
>> up to 15 years in jail and $100,00 fine:
> 
>> http://frontpageinternational.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/internet-is-being-used-as-platform-for-nefarious-and-satanic-activities/
> 
>> Looks like other governments are following David Cameron's
>> lead. He could also add satanism to porn in his new firewall.
> 
> 
> Wow, incite "dissatisfaction"? I don't suppose they've been helpful by defining what "dissatisfaction" is?
> 
> Is complaining about government bureaucracy on Facebook incitement of dissatisfaction?
> 
> Bernard
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Bernard / bluboxthief / ei8fdb
> 
> IO91XM / www.ei8fdb.org
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