Socialbakers, the social media analyzers, reports a surge of Facebook use in Uzbekistan.
While Facebook penetration in Uzbekistan is only a tiny 0.38% of the country's population and 2.26% of Internet users, usage grew by more than 23,480 in the last 6 months to a total number of 105,920. A particular jump is visible just in the last month. (To keep it in perspective, this figure is higher than Chad but lower than Guinea.)
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) has recently described a "boom" in Internet use in Uzbekistan, despite all the government's blockages.
The state communications agency reports that 7.9 million of Uzbekistan's 28 million people have Internet access. One in five has mobile Internet access, with 500,000 registered in the last year.
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