Egyptian Government Sends Block Twitter and Facebook

The situation is tense there in Egypt. Protesters left up of government representatives, a wave of violence that has victim at least four people. To combat these people, the country’s leaders began a fierce censorship, to prevent more demonstrations are combined. Of course, the internet could not stay out of this.

The Twitter, which has been widely used to post photos of violent events and also to mark meeting places, is under Egyptian blockade since Tuesday. The service itself has confirmed that could not be accessed from computers based in Egypt. In a quick comment, Twitter said “We believe that the free exchange of information and views benefits societies and helps governments to dialogue with his people.”
Another usual suspect when it comes to services for exchange of information, Facebook is also blocked. Nothing to enter the wall of people to confirm that there will be determined protest in a square of Cairo, for example. The social network not positioned on the subject, but Mashable has confirmed that you can not access thefacebook.com in Egypt.
It is true that we are in the 21st century, but some governments insist on falling into the same mistakes of the past. Restrict freedom of expression and the free exchange of information may seem like the best solution for a government in crisis, but after a while people become aware of this block and learn to circumvent it. In the Information Age, trying to block their access is to cover the sun with a sieve (and for a short time).

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