Nauru Govt Shuts Down Facebook


The government of NAURU is a disgrace. They have now shut down Facebook!

Opposition parties claim the government of Baron Waqa has ordered the local Internet provider to block access to social media sites.

MP Matthew Batsiu says the move is blatant censorship designed to limit criticism of the government.

Refugee activists have also hit out at the decision saying refugees often use Facebook to contact friends, family and journalists.

This article from Radio Australia features an interview with Batsiu:

The facebook page of the ISP “Digicel” has also been hit with questions about the decision:

This is not the first time the Nauru authorities have been accused of censorship: