Facebook partially blocked in Tajikistan on government’s order

Facebook partially blocked in Tajikistan on government’s order

Several Internet service providers in Tajikistan received on Sunday a spoken order from the local Office of Telecommunications to block access to Facebook without further explanation, reported Asia-Plus.

Some of ISPs in Tajikistan have already complied with the orders, so their users can’t access the world’s biggest social network. Other providers are waiting for the situation to develop.

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This is not the first time the government has banned Facebook in Tajikistan, where the social network has about 41,000 users. In March, the Office of Telecommunications issued a similar order, after which Facebook remained blocked for a week along with several local websites. It’s worth mentioning that these other websites are still inaccessible from within Tajikistan.

A Facebook spokesperson in Russia told us that the company is looking into the situation and will issue a statement as soon as the matter is clear.

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