Somalia makes gains against Al-Shabaab extremists
Al-Shabab's media outlets used to spread contents about the terrorist attacks and the group's messages.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The government of Somalia started crack down on websites and social media sites spreading Al-Shabaab propaganda amid military operation to root ou the militants.
The minstry of information announced it shut down popular websites, including SomaliMemo, AmiirNur and Calamada in the first step towards removing terrorist content from the Internet in Somalia.
The Ministry ordered all independent media stations in Mogadishu to stop broadcasting Al-Shabaab propaganda, a move that could make the journalists a candle burning from both ends.
The decision comes as Somali troops launched offensive against Al-Shabaab in central region to regain control of the areas remained under Al-Shabaab control.
Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to the security with journalists in the country fear for their safety as they don't get guaranteed protection.
At the end of October, Somalia saw its deadliest attack since 2017, 121 were people killed and 333 injured in a double car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu.