Source: Doha Institute
Author(s): Mostafa El-Sayed Hussin
Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/The-Sisi-Firewall-Cyber-Suppression-Strategies-and-the-Future-of-Cyberspace-in-Egypt.aspx
On 25 January 2011, the Mubarak regime woke up to its worst nightmare: thousands of Egyptians on the streets demonstrating in response to a Facebook invitation. The state was clearly at a loss of how to deal with demonstrators who had moved beyond the traditional forms of organization easily curbed by the regime. The government tried to partially restrict the internet before cutting it completely, along with all wireless services, three days after the start of the demonstrations.
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