The NetBlocks internet observatory has identified total internet outages across Venezuela, affecting much of the southwest and east of the country. The outages, which began at 5:30PM UTC January 26, 2019 have lasted 28 hours, with access only now returning for most users.
The measurements corroborate reports emerging of internet users’ difficulty contacting friends and family in the country, as well as direct reports from citizens whose connections have been momentarily restored.
The total outages follow a a series of partial restrictions and service outages affecting Wikipedia, social media and popular online platforms in recent days. The disruptions mark an intensification of internet disruptions during a period of political turmoil over the disputed presidency.
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