London – 02 June :- You do not have to pay money to use WhatsApp and Facebook. But there is a country where money will be required to use these social networking sites. According to reports, the African country has imposed a tax on Ugandan social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsAppAp, and Viber. This step has been taken to restrain Fake News and Gossips. This new rule will be effective from 1st July. According to this new rule, after using social media, there would be a fine of 200 cents per day for a small amount of three rupees.
Ugandan President Yovari Musneni made changes in the social media law in March also. He used to say that social media is spreading gossip and fake news. He was told by the letter to the finance ministry that the money collected through social media tax would be used to save the country from Fake News. He also said that through the increased taxation of social media, it will also help to reduce the country’s debt.
In the meantime, companies providing internet services are confused about how to get taxation from the citizens. Apart from social media, the government has imposed a one percent tax on mobile money transactions.