Tanzania’s government has placed a ban on all forms of protests held on the internet.
Under a new legislation, organising, planning or even supporting any form of demonstration online is now illegal.
Citizens have also been banned from sharing information about any infectious disease outbreak without government permission, per the new rules.
People can also be prosecuted for things they write on share via instant messaging platform, such as a WhatsApp group.
The latest move according to many activists restrict online content are infringes on people’s freedom of expression.
Critics of President John Magufuli say since coming into office he has cracked down on the media, civil society organisations and his opponents.