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Tajikistan Blocks Facebook for “Prophylactic Maintenance,” Suggests Alternative

Officials in Tajikistan are heaping new confusion onto the ongoing shutdown of Facebook. While users triumphantly explain to each other how to access the site through proxy servers, a group close to President Emomali Rakhmon has suggested that Tajikistan should build its own social network to promote “the ideals and national values of the Tajik people.”

The state agency in charge of IT and telecommunications has claimed the March 2-3 block – condemned by a Tajik Internet lobby and US-based Freedom House – is “temporary” and for “prophylactic maintenance.” 

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Tajikistan Blocks Facebook for “Prophylactic Maintenance,” Suggests Alternative

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