Popular Tanzanian singer arrested in latest internet crackdown

Tanzania briefly detained two musicians, after posting videos deemed obscene, in the latest crackdown on social media.

(Reuters) – Tanzania briefly detained two musicians, including one of the country’s most popular singers, after they posted video clips deemed obscene by the authorities, in the latest crackdown on social media users.

Tanzania has become more socially conservative since the election of President John Magufuli in late 2015. Last month, the government tightened regulations on online content, imposing licence fees for bloggers and threatening internet users with criminal charges for posting hate speech or indecent content.

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