DRC set to ban Facebook, Skype,Twitter and Whatsapp…

​Authorities inthe Democratic Republic of Congo have ordered the blocking of social networking websites including Facebook and Twitter, as well as WhatsApp, before President Joseph Kabila’s mandate expires at midnighton Sunday.

The letter from Congo’s Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPTC) requires the”temporary blockingof sharing of images, video and voice [data] over the network” from 11:59pm local time(2259GMT) on Sunday, but gave no reason for the orders.It gave a non-exhaustive list of platforms subject to the blockthat includes Skype.”In cases where partial blocking is not possible, you are required to block access to therelevant social networks entirely,” it said.
We will comply with what has beendemanded,” said a manager at one of the affected internet providers.”It’s part of our [legal] obligations.”


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