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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Africans dont have any interest in operating a functional democracy

What else is new

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[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Digital activists say the law is part of a crackdown on dissent and free speech by the government of President John Magufuli, who was elected in 2015. Government officials argue the new rules are aimed at tackling hate speech and other online crimes, including cyberbullying and pornography.

that's the excuse but what they are really after is control and cash

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[–] Kannibal [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Have you registered, citizen?

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[–] aaronC 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Government officials argue the new rules are aimed at tackling hate speech and other online crimes, including cyberbullying and pornography.

This is a pretty strong piece of evidence those in political power use things like "hate speech" and "cyberbullying" to shut down political dissent. I've known it's been going on for a long time, but this is pretty difficult to pretend it's not happening.

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[–] Kannibal [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

in the USA the equivalent "fee" could be as much as 100,000 dollars

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[–] Sellyoulight 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Somebody please help me out here... How can I set up a phony internet address and start a pseudo-Tanzanian blog?

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[–] wesmoc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hello Third World! Seems they continually want to stay that way...

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/NbwVa :

Tanzania orders all unregistered bloggers to take down their sites | Reuters

'The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders group has said the new online content rules “will kill off Tanzania’s blogosphere”. '

'DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania ordered all unregistered bloggers and online forums on Monday to suspend their websites immediately or face criminal prosecution, as critics accuse the government of tightening control of internet content. '

'Government officials argue the new rules are aimed at tackling hate speech and other online crimes, including cyberbullying and pornography.“All unregistered online content providers must be licensed before June 15. '

'The statement said legal action would be taken against any unregistered websites posting new content. '

'Regulations passed in March made it compulsory for bloggers and owners of other online forums such as YouTube channels to register with the government and pay up to $900 for a license. '


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