There appears to be a social media shutdown in Zimbabwe, people resort to VPNs

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

No currency, just a currency crisis: #Zimbabwe‘s woes deepen. https://t.co/m00b6TBG8n @markets pic.twitter.com/BYwtOCGS2m— Paul Wallace (@PaulWallace123) January 15, 2019

Data shutdown in Zimbabwe. Most people using a VPN.

Praying for peace and a Govt that cares for the people.#shutdownZim— Fadzayi Mahere 🇿🇼 (@advocatemahere) January 15, 2019

More reports expected.

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