Tajikistan orders Twitter ban | The Raw Story

Posted: January 26, 2013 in Censorship, Economy and Resources, Human Rights, International, Language, Law, Politics, Relations, Religion

Tajikistan has ordered local Internet providers to block Twitter, one of more than 100 sites including popular Russian-language social networks starting next week, an industry representative told AFP Saturday.

“The (government) communications service has sent Internet companies a huge list of 131 sites that must be blocked in the country from Monday,” said Asomiddin Atoyev, the head of the Tajik association of Internet providers.

“The list includes social networking sites that are actively used by Tajik Internet users including government officials,” Atoyev said.

Among the blocked sites are Vkontakte, or In Touch, and Odnoklassniki, or Classmates, the most popular social networking sites in Russia with many users in the ex-Soviet Union, and Mail.ru, an email service.

via Tajikistan orders Twitter ban | The Raw Story.

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