The growth in online media platforms has caught a number of African countries off guard. Some, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, have taken steps to control online activity – the playground for the shadow economy. The approaches have ranged from introducing new taxes to passing new restrictive laws and internet taxes.
George Ogola warns this shows that social media has become the new frontier for free speech.
It has also become the new frontier for taxing shadow economy entrepreneurs.