It has to be a double edged sword for the Egyptian government. Not only do they not want information about the unrest getting out. But they also don't want information coming in or spreading in the midst of such an event.
IE: Just a year or so back when the riots in Tehran were going on during the Iranian elections and the Martyrdom on Neda took center stage as videos of the innocent girl just walking down the street screaming about freedom and ending tyranny got shot in the neck and died in front of her family and on some one's video camera. Such an event is like pouring gasoline on a fire with tools like the internet to help it spread.
Which most certainly says something about the power of the internet as a tool for disruption, especially in smaller countries.
As a matter of fact, this is all reminiscent of the Tehran riots to me. Outside People are setting up proxies and doing whatever they can to get Egyption citizens connected again.
The only difference thus far is while the riots in Tehran were starting to peak (i was in iraq at the time) Michael Jackson dies and it was almost a complete media blackout world wide over as mass media focused on this dead beat celebrities death ...... We had access to American and Turkish news networks at the time and finding something that was news and wasn't about michael jackson was way more difficult then it ever should of been.https://www.accessnow.org/
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