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BBC tweet saying that Bobi Wine is okay with the death of NUP supporters is fake

When you go to the BBC News Africa Twitter page here, you will find out that no such post was made by the BBC on the 30th December 2020 or any other date.

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Claim that Bobi Wine has promised to release all prisoners if he becomes president false

The claim that National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine will pardon all prisoners if becomes the president of Uganda is false. Newsroom Uganda, a Facebook page quoted; “when I become the president i will release all prisoners coz it will be a new Uganda” purportedly uttered by Bobi Wine. […]

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Twitter

Claim that this photo is of a NUP supporter tortured by Uganda Police is false

The claim that the photo making rounds on social media is of a NUP supporter brutally beaten and tortured by Uganda Police is false. The photo has appeared in several tweets claiming that the man in the photo with injuries on his back is a Ugandan, part of the National Unity Platform (NUP) team that […]

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Twitter

Tweet claiming NUP comrades undergoing torture

A tweet by Ashiromaticpro in the names of @Ashiromaticpro- claiming two of National Unity Platform supporters undergoing torture by Uganda Police. However,URN made a reverse image search and found out that this image is not from Uganda. This is an image of the crude torture techniques uncovered by BBC used  by Nigerian police, Army on […]

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Facebook Claim

Misleading image claiming people killed in Kalangala

An image through a facebook post in the names of NBnet Uma a member of Ugandans at Heart a facebook group page. The image seeks to show a number of people killed in Kalangala by the army. However, through Reverse image search, this image was not taken in Uganda. This is an image of the […]

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Social Media

Claim that Eddie Mutwe and Nubianli are in critical condition

A Facebook post by Ghetto Media claiming  that Eddie Mutwe and Nubianli are in critical condition and are being tortured by police in Masaka. Attached to the post is an image claiming one of the two bedridden and on oxygen in one of the hospitals in Masaka. However, through reverse image search, this is an […]

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Social Media

Misleading image of a police officer brutalising a citizen

An image of a Uganda police officer stepping on a bleeding citizen has been making rounds on different social media platforms. The photograph has been attributed to Kakensa media. The image first appeared on social media on 30th December 2020 following the arrest of presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi in Kalangala. However, the Uganda police Force […]

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Facebook Claim

Claim that demonstrations are underway in kampala

A claim by a facebook page in the names of Rescue Team Ug that demonstrations are underway in Kampala. This comes after the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and his team in Kalangala earlier today. Attached to the post are pictures that seek to show residents in kampala rioting. However, there were no riots […]

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Viral Social Media Post

Misleading image of a camera with blood stains claimed to have been taken in Uganda

An image of a camera with blood stains has been making rounds on different social media platforms. This picture claims to show the violation of police on the rights of Journalists in Uganda. This according to different social media platforms especially twitter, the camera belong to one of the journalists who sustained injuries during the […]

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One of these photos was not taken during Bobi Wine’s manifesto launch in Mbarara

One of the photos shared on twitter showing heavy police deployment purportedly taken during National Unity Platform’s president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s manifesto launch on 8th November 2020 was not taken in Mbarara. The poster shared a tweet accompanied with four photos with a caption asking if there is an election or civil war […]