Syria goes offline as Google touts free, open internet

Syria goes offline as Google touts free, open internet


CBS News: The internet went down across Syria, as Google called for people to support global web access.

 

Syria has gone offline and, as of right now, the country is cut off from the rest of the world. Even as questions over how long Syria will remain blacked out loom, the future of the Internet is set to be negotiated in a meeting that could result in changes to a global treaty.

"Can't call Syria. Scary blackout, as if things can get scarier still," @BSyria tweeted Thursday, as reports started coming in that the country was experiencing service disruptions.

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