Protests in Zimbabwe may have led to the government shutting down social media sites forcing users to try VPN access. The internet interruptions started shortly after midnight.
TechZim reports that if you are on Econet or TelOne, you can’t even use a VPN to access social media anymore. You can’t access the internet at all in fact. The service providers have thrown the switch
It appears as if the Mnangagwa regime has shut down @Twitter @WhatsApp @facebook in #Zimbabwe this morning to stem the flow of information- no doubt as it cracks down on the opposition, churches and civic organizations. @UKinZimbabwe @euinzim @UKSimonT @burke_jason— David Coltart (@DavidColtart) January 15, 2019
#Zimbabwe: VPNs can help you get through #InternetShutdowns or internet disruptions. Follow these steps and share your experience tagging #KeepItOnZW #SwitchBackOnZW. @koliwemajama @misazimbabwe #ShutdownZimbabwe pic.twitter.com/NvBTDjLvx3— Access Now (@accessnow) January 15, 2019
More reports expected.