Syria back online after a nearly day-long internet blackout

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Donald Melanson
May 8, 2013 4:50 PM
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Syria back online after a nearly day-long internet blackout

It seems unlikely that it's the last time the country will be cut off from the internet given its past history, but Syria does now appear to be back online following a nationwide blackout that began yesterday afternoon. As the BBC reports, state-run media in the country had attributed the problem to a "fault in optical fibre cables," but most have cast doubt on those claims, suggesting instead that it's much more likely the blackout was the result of a deliberate shutdown by the government.

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