Twitter Calls for Freedom of Expression in Egypt

Amidst Egypt Internet Outage, Twitter Issues Support for Freedom of Expression

twitter logoIn the wake of reports that Internet access has been severed in Egypt, Twitter on Friday issued its support for the free flow of information on the Web, though it did not specifically mention Egypt.

“Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in blog post. “We don’t always agree with the things people choose to tweet, but we keep the information flowing irrespective of any view we may have about the content.” See full PC Magazine story

Egypt in the Dark Ages

Egypt’s unprecedented Internet disconnection has now lasted 24 hours without no signs of ending.

At this time yesterday, one by one, the country’s electronic links to the outside world fell silent. It started at 2:12 p.m. PT with the mostly state-owned Telecom Egypt disabling its networks, with four smaller network providers following suit between 2:13 p.m. PT and 2:25 p.m. PT.

Egypt Internet disconnect reaches 24 hours
Twitter trending: #jan24 #Egypt

Egypt Shuts Down Internet

The Egyptian government, facing mass protests in the nation’s streets by citizens calling for regime change, has shut off the Internet, SMS, and BlackBerry service–and may have shuttered some mobile phone systems too. Now the population is turning to 20th century solutions. See Fast Company story

Twitter trending: #jan24 #Egypt

Egypt Shuts Down Internet

Egypt Must Turn on Social Media & Internet