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Facebook blocked in Egypt

Facebook has been blocked in Egypt, according to, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

The news comes after Twitter was blocked amidst anti-government protests in the country, where demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest against President Hosni Mubarak and his 30-year rule.

When asked about the status of the site in Egypt, a Facebook spokesman referred AFP to, which has two reports of Facebook being inaccessible in the African country.

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The microblogging site had earlier been blocked in Egypt, reportedly to prevent protesters from using the social network to coordinate protests. has not responded to requests for further information about the status of Facebook in Egypt.

Twitter said its service remained blocked in Egypt as of 2200 GMT on Wednesday.

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