GirlZOffMute: Debate on social media platforms
27 February 2021 | 8:19 am
Girls in Uganda can tell you a thing or two about the really awkward and uncomfortable encounters that social media can throw up. #GirlZOffMute reporter Mubuuke Brandlyn, aged 13, asked girls in Kampala about the odd, obscene and unwanted posts they've had to swipe away from real quick on their favorite platforms. #DWAfrica #77Percent
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