Several Internet providers in Kazakhstan blocked access to Internet on election day - NetBlocks
Almaty. June 10. KazTAG - Several Internet providers have blocked access to the Internet on the election day, reports the International Non-Governmental Organization NetBlocks.
"According to the NetBlocks Internet Observatory network, several Internet providers in Kazakhstan blocked access to streaming services on the Internet, and also completely limited access to the Internet for the majority of users on Sunday, June 9, 2019, the day of presidential elections”, reads the message.
Internet blocking started at 11.00 am of Almaty time, “and coincided with the time of reports about detentions of journalists and political activists at the protest actions in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent”.
“Meanwhile, the Periscope streaming service on Twitter has been blocked throughout the country since 01.00 am UTC (07.00 am of Almaty time - KazTAG)," reads the report.
According to the NetBlocks data, these networks indicate that the restrictions were initiated in the early morning hours.
"The blocks affect all major Internet providers and match the methods used to block online content in the country," reads the report.
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