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.