It reads: “BREAKING NEWS We deeply apologize for announcing fake results to the public due to intimidations of our lives and our dear families by DICTATOR Museveni.”
NBS is a mainstream TV station in Uganda. Did the broadcaster apologise for announcing “fake” poll results? We checked.
It shows the screenshot, stamped “FAKE TWEET” in red, and reads: “Disregard this screenshot circulating on social media and WhatsApp! It is FAKE NEWS / FAKE TWEET! #FightFakeNews #NBSUpdates #UgVotes2021.”
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