Is the computer misuse amendment meant to regulate or suppress? | ON THE SPOT
Uganda’s majority young population have found their voice on social media platforms. From community engagement to high-octane debate, oftentimes, social media has proven a vital tool in guaranteeing the freedom of expression and protection of the right to speech. But whilst these debates have increasingly become divisively partisan and controversial, the contest has remained on what limits should be put on what can and cannot be said? Do people have free reign to insult those they disagree with? Or even more, must the insulted use the pangs of criminal law to limit the speech of those they disagree with? Are there already existing laws that address this rather unique phenomenon? And if they exist are they enough?