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Access to Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have reportedly been blocked in Iraq by the the state government according to reports from several media outlets covering the Middle East. The tweet shown above comes from a reporter for The Guardian covering the conflict on the ground in Iraq. It is believed that the Iraqi government has moved to block access to social media outlets to suppress videos and images being shared by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria… A report from the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) has more information: “The Iraqi federal government has decided to block a number of websites and social networking sites across the country, said source in Iraqi Ministry of Communications on Friday. The ministry of communications has been instructed by government to block access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as a number of pornographic websites, a source told KUNA.”

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