Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told the AFP news agency on Monday, accusing them of using fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people’s content, impersonate users, and re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular that they were. The move was not without criticism within the country though with President Yoweri Museveni’s senior press secretary Don Wanyama, who saw both his Facebook and Instagram account shut down, accusing the company of seeking to influence the election, tweeting “shame on the foreign forces that think they can aid and plant a puppet leadership on Uganda by disabling online accounts of NRM supporters, you won’t take away President Museveni”.