Internet Blocked in Benin on Election Day

Internet Blocked in Benin on Election Day

Benin News Update |

Internet access has been cut off in Benin as of 11:00 AM UTC, Sunday 28 April 2019, as the country was due to vote in parliamentary elections. Earlier in the day, providers in Benin blocked access to social media networks and communication apps for several hours, according to network data from the NetBlocks internet observatory. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and messaging apps WhatsApp, Telegram and Viber were among the affected apps.

Network data shows Benin’s leading internet providers have been fully shut down as of 11:00 AM UTC, following the social media blocks imposed earlier in the day, with the present situation on the ground unclear.

This article was first published on NetBlocks Site on April 28, 2019.

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