Facebook, Twitter and major social media sites blocked amid Liberian anti-corruption protest

Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Liberia have restricted Internet access in the country by blocking Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat amid anti-corruption protests by citizens. The move seems to be an instruction from Liberian authorities in a bid to try and suppress the “Save The State” protests mainly taking place in the capital, Monrovia. Based on a report by Netblocks, the restrictions came in effect on 7 June 2019. “Concerned about the rapid decline of Liberia’s image, diminishing global and geopolitical standing as well as its deteriorating business and investment climate; Determined to help avert the…

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