We are living in a social media world, everything we do from work, relationship to our personal lives all revolve around one of these platforms – Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, Viber etc.
Aside from the data consumptions that many users complain about, there is also the program of platforms like Instagram changing its features frequently. What if your Government asks you to start paying tax for using these platforms especially for gossip purposes, will you humbly oblige and pay? That seems to be the situation in Uganda currently, the country’s parliament has passed a bill that will have users of the above mentioned social media platforms pay 200 shillings, according to BBC Africa.
Do you see this as the right move towards placing extra money in the coffers of the Government for development of the country or its way to impede freedom of expression on social media? Sound off in the comments below.
Uganda-social media tax approved.
Uganda's parliament today passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill.
This includes the social media tax which means Ugandans will have to pay 200 shillings on days that they access social media platforms including twitter, Facebook,whatsapp & Insta
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) May 30, 2018
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