Civil servants in Mongolia have been banned from using social network sites including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube while at work.
The government on Wednesday said it took the decision on May 23 and and that the ban took effect on Tuesday.
It is intended to prevent cyber attacks and to ensure the safety of government information networks, according to a
A statement released by the Communications and Information Technology Authority daid the ban is intended to prevent cyber attacks and to ensure the safety of government information networks
Mongolia’s General Intelligence Agency will help monitor the ban’s implementation.
In 2016, government workers in Tanzania were banned from using social media and chat apps during work hours. Transport and communication ministry officials were warned that “gossiping” on social media will lead to dismissal.
The minister told the BBC’s Halima Nyanza that social media use was interfering with Tanzania’s development.
Cheap phone data bundles are enabling wider use of platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter in Tanzania.