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REPORT: Facebook, Telegram, WhatsApp are down and not working in Ethiopia after exam leak

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram servers are down and not working in Ethiopia reportedly due to leaked papers of 12th standard exam.

NetBlocks confirmed outage:

NetBlocks metrics confirm the disruption of Facebook and Facebook Messenger in Ethiopia from the afternoon of Monday 8 November 2021. Network data show that Facebook and Messenger servers as well as some WhatsApp and Telegram messaging servers are restricted on the state-run monopoly network provider Ethio Telecom (AS24757), corroborating user reports of difficulty accessing the services.

According to several reports, after the content of 12th grade national exam papers was leaked online, social media restrictions were imposed, rendering many services inoperable. The restrictions come amid rising tensions and ongoing conflict in the country’s troubled regions.


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