“According to the Government spokesperson, Mr. Lumbuye will be banned from accessing the country’s land and airspace for life, his assets frozen and a formal notice for his extradition to be served to Turkey.”
It shows a photo of Lumbuye, a controversial blogger and government critic who was arrested in Turkey on 5 August. He is wanted in Uganda for multiple offences including what the Ugandan police say is spreading false information.
But did NBS, a mainstream TV station, really tweet this? We checked.
‘Disregard this screenshot’
The screenshot was posted on NBS Television’s official Facebook page on 15 July, stamped “FAKE” in red – and with a warning.
“NOTICE: Please disregard this screenshot making the rounds on social media,” the post reads. “It wasn’t posted on any of our social media platforms.”
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