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Technology Iran's internet has been shut down for days amid protests

17:45  20 november  2019
17:45  20 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Protests in Iran continue after the government spiked fuel prices by almost 300 per cent. Shortly after protesters took to the streets, the government

Authorities have restricted internet access in Iran , the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after almost two days of nationwide protests triggered by a Babak Taghvaee, a defense analyst and historian who is not based in Iran , told TechCrunch: “ Internet is completely shut - down and I can’t

People in Iran have been cut off from the internet for days amid protests over rising fuel prices, and it's unclear when the shutdown will end. Iranian authorities implemented a near-total shutdown of the internet on Saturday, according to CBS News, which has largely blocked all but state media and official government reports on demonstrations in the country.

a group of people standing in front of a bus: Iranians inspect a bus that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gas prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 17. AFP via Getty Images© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Iranians inspect a bus that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gas prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 17. AFP via Getty Images

NetBlocks, an internet access watchdog, said access to internet in Iran via fixed-line and mobile providers has been almost entirely cut off since Saturday.

Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests

  Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests Iran is trying an all-too-familiar tactic to hinder protests: cut the lines of communication. The Iranian government has shut down nearly all internet access in the country amidst mounting protests that began over a 50 percent hike in fuel prices and now encompass wider dissent. There are pockets of access that have let people show what's happening on the ground, but they're rare. Phone calls abroad still work, but those are also closely monitored.The government hasn't formally acknowledged the internet shutdown.

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Iran has implemented a near-total internet blackout amid nationwide protests against rising fuel prices. The shutdown began on Friday after demonstrations Iran claims that in this picture released by Iran state TV, debris from the downed US drone is seen after it was recovered from Iranian waters.

"90 hours after #Iran implemented a near-total internet shutdown, connectivity continues to flatline at just 5% of ordinary levels," the group tweeted on Wednesday.

More than 100 people across 21 cities in Iran have been killed in the protests and subsequent government crackdown, according to Amnesty International. However, the group said Tuesday that the actual death toll could be much higher. Iran's government hasn't released an official count on the number of people arrested, injured or killed since the protests began Friday, according to CBS News.

a group of people standing in front of a bus: Iranians inspect a bus that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gas prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 17.© AFP via Getty Images

Iranians inspect a bus that was set ablaze by protesters during a demonstration against a rise in gas prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 17.

Representatives for the Iranian government couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Editors' note: CNET is owned by CBS.

New internet outages in Iran ahead of commemorations .
A wave of internet outages was imposed in Iran Wednesday, ILNA news agency reported, a day before commemorations called for on social media for those killed in unrest last month. The outages come ahead of planned commemorations for people killed in street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes. At the time, authorities imposed a week-long internet blackout as police stations were attacked, shops looted and banks and petrol stations torched.Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, but human rights group Amnesty International has put the number at more than 300.

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