Who Blocks Facebook?

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View_of_Nauru_airportThe Island of Nauru in the Central Pacific

A spokeswoman for Facebook said: “We believe that restricting access to a free and open internet deprives people of important economic and social opportunities and choices, and hope that access will be restored soon.”

Opposition members of the Nauruan parliament have expressed concern about the censorship in Nauru.

The former president, Sprent Dabwido, said the block was imposed due to “paranoia” about independent media scrutiny on the island nation.

The Facebook ban was directed by the Nauruan government, but was imposed by the nation’s internet provider, Digicel. It came shortly after the general manager’s visa was cancelled and she was replaced by another Digicel staff member.

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Nauru says Facebook block a ‘temporary restriction’ to keep public safe from ‘sexual perverts’ (Guardian)

10 thoughts on “Who Blocks Facebook?

  1. Jack Ascinine

    D.O.B. does like him some media manipulation….

    He knows the only thing that controls the government is the media and its portrayal of them. If you can control the media you can get whatever you want.

    1. Joe the Lion

      I’m lead to understand Mr O’Redacted intimidates all and sundry in the media world with his legal letters

  2. Eoghany

    When an economic power house like China has blocked Facebook, it doesn’t surprise me that this island, and possibly many more territories around the world have also blocked it.

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