BETTING Somalia Bans TikTok, Telegram & Betting App Over Terrorism Concerns 4 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 75 Somalia’s government has banned the social media platforms TikTok and Telegram, as well as the online betting app 1XBET, over concerns that they are being used by terrorists to spread propaganda. The ban comes ahead of a much-anticipated second phase of a military offensive against Al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group that has been waging a bloody insurgency against the central government in Mogadishu for more than 15 years. In a statement, the Ministry of Communications and Technology said that the ban was necessary to “accelerate the war and elimination of the terrorists who have shed the blood of the Somali people.” The ministry also said that the banned platforms were being used by terrorists to “spread graphic clips, photos, and mislead society.” The army has been waging an offensive against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab in central Somalia since August last year, joining forces with local clan militias in an operation backed by African Union troops and US air strikes. Al-Shabab fighters were driven from the capital Mogadishu in 2011 but still control swathes of countryside and continue to wage deadly strikes on civilian, political, and military targets despite the government offensive. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has vowed to rid the troubled Horn of Africa country of the jihadists and is expected to announce shortly a second phase of the offensive against them in southern Somalia. The ban on TikTok, Telegram, and 1XBET has been met with mixed reactions. Some people support the ban, saying that it is necessary to stop terrorists from using these platforms to spread propaganda. Others argue that the ban is an infringement on freedom of expression and that it will not be effective in stopping terrorism. Only time will tell whether the ban will be successful in its goal of disrupting Al-Shabab’s propaganda efforts. However, it is clear that the Somali government is taking a serious approach to the threat posed by terrorism. Source:ghafla.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: 1xbet, Somalia, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Ghana: Pius Hadzide fires NDC for protesting 10% betting taxNext Nigeria’s women’s soccer team advances More Stories BETTING GHANA Why ‘Sewing Machine’ is trending in the world of sports betting 18 hours ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA The growing trend of mobile betting in Nigeria 2 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Innovations in responsible gambling: Betbonanza’s initiatives for safer betting 2 days ago Samuel BETTING ZAMBIA Amplifying Sports Betting with Music Ambassadors 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Uganda: Man Wins Shs 300,000 in Sports Betting, Dies Mysteriously 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Exploring OdiBets: A Game-Changer In Kenyan Sports Betting 4 days ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA BetCorrect unveils AI-Powered online betting platform 4 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Expand the war on betting addiction 7 days ago Samuel BETTING TANZANIA Exploring the thrills of sports betting in Tanzania 1 week ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Online betting platform SunBet cashes in R90m 1 week ago Samuel BETTING TANZANIA How youths can get out as industry grows 1 week ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA SportyBet collaborates with Real Madrid for regional sports betting ad campaign 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.