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Activists in Iran are expressing concern about widespread internet outages and residents being unable to access social media.
Anger has circulated online after over a week of protests sparked by the death of a Kurdish woman in police custody.
Internet monitoring group NetBlocks said Instagram and WhatsApp – two of the major communication tools that Iran usually allows – had been restricted.
WhatsApp said it was working to keep Iranian users connected.
The two Meta-owned apps have millions of Iranian users and have become increasingly popular after authorities blocked other platforms in recent years, including Facebook and Twitter.
Telegram, YouTube and TikTok have also periodically been closed down.

Source: BBC News

Date: September 30th, 2022

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-62996100

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  1. How is it possible for a country to cut off access to the internet?
  2. Why is it not possible in many countries to cut off access to the internet?

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