Libya Internet Traffic Flatlines, Country is Offline

By Posted 4 Mar 2011, 20:09

After the events in Egypt just over a month ago, it seems history is beginning to repeat itself with the latest events in Libya.

When the Egyptians took matters into their own hands, and took it upon themselves to make changes happen with their government, they ended up hitting the streets with epic protests and campaigns.

When the government realized things were spiraling out of control, they decided to deprive their people of their global access through internet in the hope that this might quell the goings on.

Now the Libyan’s who are trying to overthrow their government in a similar way are seemingly getting the same treatment. The news comes from Slashgear who report that on March 3rd at roughly midday EST, the plug was pulled as Google received a flat-line reading from Libyan traffic.

you can see the chart reading that Google received for yourself by clicking the link above. How long will the deprivation go on this time? Longer than a week as with the Egyptians perhaps? Let us know what you think.