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Belarus president cuts off internet amid widespread protests

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Alexander Lukashenko hopes communications blackout will disrupt protests over elections As he fights for his political survival, Alexander Lukashenko has taken a big gamble by cutting off the internet across most of Belarus. Belarusians seeking to protest against his government have been mostly cut off from the outside world: mobile internet has been throttled and popular messaging apps have been disabled, leaving demonstrators scrambling to find wifi connections and working VPNs or proxies to get online and then sharing what news they can find.
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