Liberia Blocks Social Media Amid Anti-corruption Protests

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Reports sighted says that Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and messaging app WhatsApp have been blocked by internet providers in Liberia as of Friday 7 June 2019, according to real-time network measurement data from the NetBlocks internet observatory.

The nationwide disruptions come as Monrovians take to the streets to participate in Save The State protests against alleged state corruption.
Liberia’s leading wireless internet provider Lonestar also restricted access to social media as well as Google’s Gmail service and news agency AP News, which covered this morning’s events and censorship during the Save the Stateprotests in Monrovia. Network data confirms that the new censorship measure is targeted, while other news sites remain available to Lonestar subscribers:

Image credit; NetBlocks/Twitter

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