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01/28/2011 02:37 PM ID: 87693 Permalink   

Egypt Stops Internet to Deal With Massive Protests

 

Fearing Facebook activists and YouTube realities, the Egyptian government has somehow forced all 4 major Egyptian internet providers and 18 lesser known sites to shut down. Censorship is not uncommon but this is a new precedent.

The ouster of Hosni Mubarak, who´s 30 year presidency has become extremely repressive is being demanded on the streets now with three days of protests and riots. Cell phones services also are being shut down.

Water canons and police batons greeted the return of dissident, ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate.Even the Egyptian football Association has cancelled the weekend league games. The censorship could spread as other Mideast regimes are in turmoil.

 
  Source: splinternet.wordpress.com  
    WebReporter: Rose-Ockulisto Show Calling Card      
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  14 Comments
  
  @ source  
 
The article used was only a bit of the enormous story. Other sources were used:http://www.france24.com/...

[ edited by Rose-Ockulisto ]
 
  by: Rose-Ockulisto     01/28/2011 02:48 PM     
  You can shut down the internet  
 
but information and news will still travel. Trying to hide the truth is the sign of a tyrannical regime. Perhaps that is one reason why the US wants Assanges head on a pike...
 
  by: slavefortheman     01/28/2011 02:56 PM     
  this is  
 
exactly why obama wants a shut off switch to the inernet!
 
  by: shannon853   01/28/2011 03:54 PM     
  Very bad summary  
 
The formatting and wording of the summary itself aside, the details on the ISPs is not in either of the sources.

There´s also nothing about football matches being cancelled and "Water canons and police batons greeted the return of dissident, ElBaradei, a Nobel laureate." is very opinionated. It´s as though you are saying this is all happening just because of ElBaradei.

Also since when is someone´s personal blog considered a news source?

Aside from that, I thought ShortNews was about summarising an article from one source; not picking what you want from several sources(including blogs).

I think it would have been better if you had written two articles from two good sources as this subject is something that´s quite interesting.
 
  by: MouseJunkie     01/28/2011 04:32 PM     
  Obama  
 
Is pushing so he can do the same things to Americans if we resist the upcoming slaughter once the IMF riot hits the U.S.
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     01/28/2011 04:57 PM     
  @Tetsuru Uzuki  
 
What President Obama should do first is stop the annual 1 billion Euro of US funding of this Mubarak regime.

OT: I thought this (digital) revolution would be harder to start than the Jasmine revolution in Tunis. Jordan and Yemen will be next on the list. Power to the Internet, power to the People!

 
  by: fonzo   01/28/2011 08:28 PM     
  @fonzo  
 
I have no doubt those two are next. I have a feeling the Suez canal will be closed within the near future, and we´ll have a new oil crisis.
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     01/28/2011 08:42 PM     
  A good idea, except  
 
this is going to alienate a lot of people. We´ll see how loyal the army is.
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   01/28/2011 11:11 PM     
  humans need to die  
 
except we can leave small isolated groups of children on islands to maintain our species, then we just wipe everyone else out with some supervirus or something.

if it´s a painless death, ill be the first to go
 
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   01/31/2011 12:03 AM     
  a preview  
 
of what obama wants here. control of free speach!
 
  by: shannon853   01/31/2011 03:53 PM     
  @You know who you are....  
 
Obvious troll is trolling.
 
  by: opinionated   01/31/2011 04:22 PM     
  @sceptre_of_fertility  
 
I assure you this is already underway. Just keep taking your government recommended vaccines.
 
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     01/31/2011 05:04 PM     
  @You know who you are....  
 
You can talk to some people til your blue in the face, and they just don´t get it.
 
  by: hellblazer     01/31/2011 07:02 PM     
  Egypt internet still down...  
 
however, Google and Twitter have a work around!
http://news.cnet.com/...
 
  by: calilac     02/01/2011 01:51 AM     
 
 
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