In February, President Hosni Mubarak disconnected the Egyptian people from the wider Internet at the peak of the protests.
In March, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi followed suit. Libya, too, went dark on the ‘net.
Both Egypt and Libya came back online. But lest we think this is a third-world government thinking, note the US congress was debating the “Internet kill switch” bill during this time.
Hopefully clearer heads will prevail. That seems to be the case in Egypt, anyways, as today news broke that the government is fining Mubarak for the Internet cut.Posted by