Hate speech forces German Embassy to delete congratulatory message to President Museveni

German Embassy

Hate speech-filled comments drove the German Embassy to delete the congratulatory message directed to President Museveni last night.

In the message by the Germany Embassy from Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of state is being congratulated upon his victory in the recently concluded elections. However, Ugandans resorted to using hateful words in the comment section.

The message read from the Chancellor read, “I would like to congratulate you on your reelection as President of the Republic of Uganda.”

Subsequently, the message attracted hatred dripping comments from Ugandans and even a warning from Chancellor Merkel could not stop them from throwing all sorts of nasty words into the comment section.

Fortebet Uganda

“Hello followers, we are getting a lot of criticism for this post. That’s ok, we respect and tolerate freedom of speech to in Germany. but we don’t tolerate hate speech. Hate is not an opinion. We expect our users to use common courtesy in their comments. If you use offensive or threatening language, we will delete your comment and or block you from our page,” read the warning.

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However, this was given a cold shoulder which forces the German Embassy to delete the message in such a short while after it had been posted and addressed to President Museveni.

This comes at a time when everyone is on tenterhooks and worried about the swearing in of President Museveni as Opposition leaders have not only threatened to boycott the ceremony but also promise sabotage.

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