President George Weah shuts down Social Media in Liberia

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President of Liberia, George Weah has given directives to shut down all social media platforms in the countr, following  protests by citizens of the country claiming his government is all about “corruption and creeping dictatorship” in the country.

Internet monitoring platform NetBlocks reports that “Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and messaging app WhatsApp have been blocked by internet providers in Liberia as of Friday 7 June 2019” following what citizens have termed Save the State protests.

“Liberia’s leading wireless internet provider Lonestar (AS37410) has restricted access to social media as well as Google’s Gmail service and news agency AP News, which covered this morning’s events and censorship during the Save the State protests in Monrovia” NetBlocks added.

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According to Liberia’s Minister of Information Eugene Nagbe, said the shutdown was because of “security concerns.”

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