Google's YouTube, other websites shut down in Libya

February 19, 2011: 8:30 AM ET

The strategy worked pretty well for Mubarak in Egypt.

Heading over to the Google (GOOG) Transparency tool this weekend shows that escalating tensions between the Citizenry of Libya and their leader Moammar Gadhafi have incited the leadership to cut off portions of the Internet.

One such bastion of revolution is YouTube, pictured below:

It appears that YouTube was almost entirely shut off the morning of February  17th and continues to be offline.  There are also reports of FaceBook and Twitter blockage.


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