#iPGN: SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKOUT: Iraq shut down internet access

Iraq has shut down Internet service in five of its 19 provinces. According to reports from Mashable,Iraq’s Ministry of Communications via a letter asked internet service providers  to ”shut down the Internet totally” in five of the country’s provinces that are now being controlled by either the extremist militant organization ISIS or the Kurds, including Saleh El Din, Kirkuk,Ninawa, Diyalah, and Anbar.

The Iraqi government also ordered the reinstatement of last week’s internet ban on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Skype, and Tango and Instagram.A translation of the letter was published by Mohamad Najem, the advocacy and policy director of the Social Media Exchange, a Lebanon-based organization encouraging Internet freedom in the Middle East.

The shutdown comes just after last week’s social media blackout in the country, which aimed to stop insurgent group ISIS from plotting and spreading propaganda.


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