People are not silenced by the government’s attempt to change the internet rules guiding social media platforms in Mauritius.
Pravind Jugnauth’s regime made public a proposal to legalize eavesdropping on social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.
For many, it is only the extension of similar plans that were abandoned earlier. The aim is to stifle freedom of expression, say netizens and activists.
The proposal comes against a backdrop of continuing assaults on democracy, says some.
Others point out there is an attempt to eliminate accountability and to police everything, including the Parliament.
But many believe the attempt will fail. If the Parliament votes such a draconian law, there is still recourse to the courts.
On the other hand, only a few countries have successfully banned or imposed such control on the internet.
North Korea comes on top and it appears the regime of Jugnauth is joining the ranks of rogue nations, at last!
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