Civil Servants Banned From Using Social Media At Work

Civil Servants Banned From Using Social Media At Work
  • PublishedMay 30, 2018

Civil Servants have been banned to use social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube while at work.

The Mongolian government said this Wednesday. The government’s decision was made on May 23 and took effect Tuesday.

It is intended to prevent cyber attacks and to ensure the safety of government information networks, according to a statement released by the Communications and Information Technology Authority.

Mongolia’s General Intelligence Agency will help monitor the ban’s implementation.

On March 9, 2016, government workers in Tanzania have been banned from using social media and chat apps during work hours.

Transport and communication ministry officials have been warned that “gossiping” on social media will lead to dismissal.

It is not clear how the ban will be enforced amidst increasing social media popularity.

The minister told the BBC’s Halima Nyanza social media use was interfering with Tanzania’s development.

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Cheap phone data bundles are enabling wider use of platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter in Tanzania.

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