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[liberationtech] Facebook and Twitter Blocked in Egypt?

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at
Wed Jan 26 06:28:13 PST 2011

Hi Walid,

I confirmed (through friends in Cairo) yesterday by noon that Twitter was
blocked; Twitter confirmed the block last night around 6pm.

I haven't received confirmations on Facebook yet.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Walid Al-Saqaf <admin at> wrote:

> Hello all,
> You may have followed the dramatic events in Egypt since yesterday. I have
> confirmations now directly through alkasir, which tracks censorship, through
> the Egyptian media, through a friend in Cairo. I had a look at Herdict and
> can tell that Twitter is reported to be blocked while facebook reports are
> still not enough to confirm.
> The issue is a bit unclear because there are many different ISPs operating
> in Egypt and hence, it may well be that not all of them are blocking those
> websites yet.
> Can you help out by verifying the status of those websites if you were in
> Cairo or through people you know in Egypt?
> Sincerely,
> Walid
> -----------------
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> < at>
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