I have not independently verified this source.
By Melanie Nathan, Dec 04, 2012, 10:21 AM
Will Mark Zuckerberg may deliver the ultimate blow. This could be a move even more powerful than cutting AID by major Government. Zuckerberg could well hold the ultimate key of isolation. While Gay Ugandan activists will lose a treasured method of communication, this could spel the biggest threat facing Ugandans yet. We all know how the Ugandans love Facebook. But is it true? If anyone knows please advise. In the meantime here is the report. Furthering the fight against the anti-Homosexuality or Kill the Gays Bill –
A ccording to a report by Jeff Omondi. Facebook HQ might soon reach a decision to scrap Uganda off its list of countries following the country’s stance on homosexuals. Most recently, Uganda has had an anti-gay Bill tabled on the floor of its Parliament and if passed it would see homosexuals face harsh penalties.
Well, it seems the US is not taking this lightly and as such gay rights activists in USA have pleaded with Mark Zuckerberg to make sure Uganda conforms to the set patterns of Facebook as an upholder of human rights. To the activists, Uganda has violated many Facebook clauses and needs to be banned for some time. Apparently, Zuckerberg has said that Facebook will be releasing an official statement soon as far as Uganda is concerned.
Facebook has also outlined a method it will use if it is to go ahead with banning all Ugandans. This means whatever account was opened up from Uganda won’t be accessible to its users. The other method will be the use of MAC addresses to make it impossible for computing devices with Ugandan MAC addresses to access the official Facebook site.
If the move to ban Uganda is implemented, many corporates that seek to build their brands on the social site will experience a major setback.