Libya’s Internet reportedly down as violence against anti-government protesters continues

The Internet has been shut down in Libya, according to multiple reports.Al Jazeera said Friday that its broadcasting signal was being jammed on several over-the-air TV frequencies and its website had been blocked in Libya, Reuters reported.Agence France-Presse reported Friday that Facebook access was being blocked in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Internet service was either slow or unavailable as protests against Moammar Kadafi continued there for the fourth day in a row.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/02/libya-has-shut-down-the-internet-in-light-of-protests-reports-say.htmlAlso see:Al Jazeera says signal jammed, Libya blocks website
The Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera said on Friday its signal was being jammed on several frequencies and its website had been blocked in Libya.Al Jazeera, whose coverage of the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa is widely watched in the Arab world, reported the jamming on its website where it offered alternative frequencies on the Arabsat, Nilesat and Hot Bird satellites.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/19/oukin-uk-jazeera-jamming-idUKTRE71I01920110219
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/02/18/idINIndia-55007020110218Libya cuts off Internet service – network monitor
Internet service has been cut off in Libya for a second consecutive day as protesters step up demonstrations against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, a U.S. company that monitors Internet traffic said on Saturday.Massachusetts-based Arbor Networks said data collected from 30 Internet providers around the world showed that online traffic in and out of Libya was disconnected abruptly at 7:15 p.m. EST on Friday (12:15 a.m. British time Saturday) after two partial interruptions earlier that day.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/20/oukin-uk-libya-protests-internet-idUKTRE71J08P20110220
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/02/20/idINIndia-55022120110220

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