Incident 371: Uganda Deployed Huawei's Facial Recognition to Monitor Political Opposition and Protests

Description: Huawei's AI systems involving facial recognition were reportedly deployed by the Ugandan government to monitor political opposition actors and anti-regime sentiments, which raised fears of surveillance and suppression of individual freedoms.


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Alleged: Huawei developed an AI system deployed by Ugandan government, which harmed political opposition in Uganda.

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