Controversial Facebook Political Analyst, Deng Kuol Alor has urged South Sudan government to impose tax on Social media users as a way to reduce hate speech, political war on the world’s largest media platform
On a post seen by our snoops, Mr Deng further said that the social media tax will be of benefits to the government as it will increase tax revenue as well as improve the country’s hanging economy.
“We have over 1.5 million people in South Sudan who access Facebook consortium (WhatsApp and instagram) and Twitter daily, lets say 1 million users subscribe daily at tax fee of 30ssp, the government would collect 30 million SSP daily, 900 million SSP monthly and 10.8 billion SSP annually”, Mr Deng Kuol wrote.
The Political Analyst also talked about how Ugandan economy improved in no time after introducing social media tax. “We can do the same and witness the economy booming. The tax revenue collected can be put into developmental plans that includes construction of schools, hospitals and road maintenance.”
Mr Deng Kuol also stressed how Social Media was used to incite war through delivering rumors and propaganda. He said many South Sudanese used Social Media as battle ground and this resulted to the loss of many lives.
“The social media tax will reduce hate speech, spread of rumors and tribalism. The peaceful future, starts now”
It’s in the hands of the government to scrutinize this view and act accordingly.
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