Netizen Report: Togo Government Shuts Down Internet and SMS as Protests Escalate
By Netizen Report Team|
Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Internet and mobile SMS fell into a total blackout in the West African nation of Togo on the morning of September 7.
Anti-government protests have been surging in the capital Lomé, with opposition leaders now demanding that President Faure Gnassingbé step down. On September 5, users began reporting that mobile internet connections were spotty and that social media sites like Facebook were inaccessible altogether.
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