· July, 2012

Stories about Uzbekistan from July, 2012

Uzbekistan: ‘National’ Social Network Not Quite a Facebook Clone

  10 July 2012

Youface, the "national" social networking service launched in Uzbekistan, has been criticized by some netizens as a "bad copy" of Facebook. Yet, the service which reportedly aims to "boost patriotism" is different from both Facebook and Russian-language social networks popular with Uzbek users. Some netizens and experts fear that the real aim of the "national" platform is to control Internet users in the country.