Internet censorship tightens in Senegal before elections

Those who've fallen foul of existing laws say free speech is under attack.

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    The Senegalese government is tightening its grip on the internet just months before elections.

    President Macky Sall justified the move saying it is all about stopping the spread of misinformation.

    But those who've fallen foul of the existing laws say free speech is under attack.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Senegal capital Dakar.


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