by Greg Ericson
In the UK, police shut down the public’s access to wifi on the London Underground to disrupt protests by climate activists. The shut down was not made public. They just shut it down. This shut down keeps people from being able to keep in contact with their friends and family?
In Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media services following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people. The blocked services, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber. Once again, all this does is keep civilians away from friends and family.
In Venezuela, social media services and news websites are frequently blocked by the government-run telecommunications giant, CANTV.
In Sudan, in early April, a social media block took effect across the entire country.
Social media in Chad has been blocked for over a year!
Last on the list is the US. Facebook has shut down accounts spreading what they call fake news. If it’s fake news then Facebook needs to prove it’s fake news? I will address this in my next article called, Let’s settle this “fake news saga’ once and for all.