Venezuela Blocks Access To Posting Images on Twitter

February 18th, 2014

The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating very, very quickly, but this bit of news may be of interest to readers ere:

International Human Rights groups and free speech advocates have voiced concern over an alleged crackdown on dissent in the wake of protests. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists was especially critical about the government decision to cut the signal of a Colombian TV stations whose live coverage of the Wednesday protest aired in Venezuela. State regulators also allegedly blocked the posting of images on the social media site TwitterTWTR +1.71% which has grown in importance as a source of information and organizing tool for opposition activists in recent years as sympathetic media outlets have been shuttered or bowed to government pressure.

A spokesperson for San Francisco-based Twitter, Inc said on Sunday that the blocks remain in place and that a message offering a workaround has been forwarded to users. Venezuela regulators denied interfering with the website.