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Presidential aspirants take battle to social media

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th October 2015 10:13 AM

Ugandan politicians are active social media. But can their ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ translate into votes?

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Ugandan politicians are active social media. But can their ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ translate into votes?


Ugandan politicians are moving with the times. They are on Twitter, on Facebook and Instagram, among others. But can their ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ translate into votes? John Semakula and Carol Natukunda explore the issue.



Just after the former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi had announced his presidential bid, there were two trending hashtags on Twitter: The #NoThreat, for the President Yoweri Museveni’s supporters and the #Goingforward for Amama Mbabazi’s camp.

The former allies both have active handles on Twitter and Facebook. Their followers 'like', share and retweet their posts and pages.

And with 2016 drawing closer, the political debate on social media is getting stormier than ever before . . .



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