Venezuela blocking social media

Twitter reports image blocking in Venezuela

AP7:34 p.m. EST February 14, 2014

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Twitter said Friday that Venezuela had blocked images on its service following an anti-government protest that turned bloody, and it offered a workaround for users who want to get tweets via text message on their cellphones.

Hacktivists, meanwhile, defaced and knocked various government websites offline, organizing and choreographing online denial-of-service attacks that flood sites with traffic, making them temporarily unreachable.

Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler said Friday via email in response to an Associated Press query that “Twitter images are currently blocked in Venezuela.” He included the text of a tweet the company sent explaining the workaround, but did not respond to follow-up questions.

Users told the AP that it appeared the blockage had ended by Friday morning. They said it was most intense Thursday, the day after two students were killed by gunfire that appeared to come from government supporters.

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