Reports Conflict on Internet, Facebook Blackout in Algeria

Reports out of Algeria say the North African country has shut down Internet access and eliminated Facebook accounts as pro-democracy protesters seek to topple the government much as Egyptians did in their nation this week. (11 hours ago)

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One Response to “Reports Conflict on Internet, Facebook Blackout in Algeria”

  1. Amanda McWilliams says:

    The article talks about speculations on how the Algerian government tried to subdue protesters against their President Abdelaziz Boutifleka.

    However there are two sides to this issue and whether you agree or disagree really depends on how you perceive and weigh things. With this let me give you some of the points to consider:

    - From “Telegraph”: says that crowds was forced into dispersion by 30,000 officers at the same time thugs recruited by the state targeted journalists
    - From “Renesys”: News of shutdown is untrue given that there were about 135 routed network in the global routing table and is relatively stable a proof that Internet shutdowns is not an issue.