Egypt: Access to Facebook Messengeer & news sites disrupted in the midst of protests

Author: Netblocks, Published on: 27 September 2019

"Facebook Messenger, social media and news sites disrupted in Egypt amid protests"

Egypt saw the second night of clashes on Saturday and dozens of arrests in demonstrations against President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Anger spread after Egyptian businessman and actor Mohamed Ali posted videos online alleging that Sisi wasted millions on luxury properties at a time when many Egyptians are in poverty.

Network data from the NetBlocks internet observatory show disruption to Facebook Messenger, Facebook image CDN servers, as well as BBC News and other news sites in Egypt with two leading providers from Sunday, 22 September 2019. 

 

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