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Tanzanian regulator orders suspension of bulk SMS and bulk voice services ahead of election on 28 October

Monday 26 October 2020 | 10:55 CET | News
The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has directed mobile phone companies to suspend access to bulk short messaging services (SMS) and bulk voice services ahead of the 28 October general elections. Already, individual text messages with election-related keywords are being blocked, and more expansive internet blocking may follow. In a letter dated 21 October, the regulator said bulk messaging will have adverse effects on the polls.

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Companies: TCRA
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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