Reports are coming in that the Syrian government has shut down most (or at least large portions) of the internet after suffering months of protests from citizens.
Starting at 3:35 UTC today (6:35am local time), approximately two-thirds of all Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet. Over the course of roughly half an hour, the routes to 40 of 59 networks were withdrawn from the global routing table.
Syrians still might be able to access the digital web via the phone lines (which will be extremely slow), although those lucky enough to affordÂ satelliteÂ phones might be able to keep the world updated through various tweets.
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