New Vision quotes Kayihura parody account

On Tuesday, the New Vision website ran a story alleging that the President’s convoy had been involved in an accident along Entebbe Road. Source? A Twitter account parodying the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kale Kayihura @GenEK_Kayihura.

 

The story was removed four hours later! Blooper-13

Twitter allows users to create parody accounts but requires that they notify followers about it, a rule the account follows.

The New Vision online editor seems to be following the wrong Kayihura. The correct Twitter handle for the IGP is @AskIGP

 

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Grace Natabaalo is a programme assistant at the African Centre for Media Excellence.

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