Internet blocked in Algeria?

mikea mikea at
Sat Feb 12 17:05:35 CST 2011

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 05:01:12PM -0500, Joly MacFie wrote:
> Any confirmation of internet blocking?
> As massive street demonstrations are met with widespread violence in
> Algeria, the country is reporting that many Facebook accounts have been
> deleted or blocked by the government, in an effort to stifle protests
> against President Abdelaziz Boutifleka, activists on Twitter reported around
> midday in the country.
> They also said that the government is working fast to cut off all Internet
> providers in the country.

At least some websites, though not all of them, that are linked off
seem to be working OK. I grant they're all government, but they're up
and serving requests. 

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin 

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