Internet blocked in Algeria?

Jim Cowie cowie at
Sat Feb 12 17:20:39 CST 2011

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM, mikea <mikea at> wrote:
> 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.

Looks up to us, with the exception of a few websites.   Routes stable,
inbound traceroutes unremarkable, lots and lots of DZ-hosted content

best,  --jim

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