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Egypt tweets despite internet blocks

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom investigates how the Egyptian protests are tracking on social media.

January 31, 2011 1:45 by



To combat the power of social media, Egypt’s troubled government has unplugged internet access entirely amid street protests. Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail played a key role in the recent street mobilizations in Egypt, as protesters had been using social media to communicate and plan their actions.

Although Web activity in Egypt went dark on Thursday, many have bypassed blocks and found new ways to keep information flowing on the internet, as this CNN clip demonstrates.

Read more: Egyptian army holds key to Mubarak’s fate; ‘Networked’ protests in Tunisia

Source: CNN



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