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Is It Necessary For The Government To Regulate Internet Use?

The use of Internet is growing at a rate never seen before lately. It’s not that it is a bad thing but someone could say it needs to be regulated. Certain times when something is so free people just misuse it instead of handling it with care. The world wide web is very important in all aspects of life world over. A business can hardly make it if it doesn’t have any link with social media.

Nearly over 60% of people in the world have or are using different internet platforms for different reasons. This is equally good but also threateningly fierce.

When Uganda recently held presidential elections, the government completely shut down the Internet. This was both terrible and good at the same time.

Why the Ugandan shut down the internet.

Security authorities claim they made this move to stop the incitement of violence through online platforms. However the shutdown left the business world bleeding. The government will most probably not compensate the losses that businesses incurred during that time. Currently still, we can’t say the Internet is as open as it should but the technology in place can surpass anything.

All the implementations government made on Internet were as a way of putting it under check. The introduction of OTT tax was as a way of limiting its usage to avoid some situations. In some other countries, social media is actually just used for hours and later blocked. Some people may say this is infringing on people’s freedom of speech and expression as a human right.

The truth of the matter is that if we all used social media as we should, we wouldn’t need all these rules and policies. On the other hand, states shouldn’t give the public reasons to be rebellious on the world wide web. It’s our job as a whole to make sure social is put to good use under all circumstances.

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