Social media and messaging apps restricted in Ethiopia amid religious tensions
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2023
Network data confirm the restriction of Facebook, Telegram and TikTok in Ethiopia on Thursday 9 February 2023, with YouTube subsequently restricted on Friday. The incident comes amid anti-government protests sparked by tensions over an attempt to split the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhado Church.
Reported By NetBlocks
Association of Ethiopians in Europe has verified that some social media services have been blocked by Abiy Ahmed’s regime in Ethiopia for the last 10 days. Facebook, Telegram, Youtube and Tiktok have been completely blocked by Ethio Telecom. People could use Whatsap services with the help of VPN.