Facebook shuts down accounts of top Uganda officials

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Ruling party supporters and officials in Uganda said blocking of their Facebook accounts was orchestrated by foreigners. 

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  • Ugandan government officials are accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told AFP on Monday.

Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant said Monday.

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