A Free Internet? Twitter Blocked in Tunisia and Egypt

The latest news from Tunisia and Egypt this week is reminiscent of the government crackdowns on social networking sites from Iran during 2009 — and it’s not good. According to an article published this week, Egypt appears to have blocked access to Twitter in response to citizens using social networking sites to organize protests against the government. This government censorship restricts access to communications, and reminds us of an important fact – the Internet, for many in this world, is not free.

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