Twitter reports image blocking in Venezuela after protests
(Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LIMA, Peru - Twitter says Venezuela has blocked images on its service and it offered a workaround for users who want to get tweets via text message on their cellphones.
Company spokesman Nu Wexler said Friday via email that ``Twitter images are currently blocked in Venezuela.''
Venezuela's main telecommunications company, CANTV, is government-run and handles the overwhelming majority of Internet traffic.
Users told The Associated Press that the blockage had ended by Friday and was most intense Thursday, a day after two students were killed by gunfire during protests.
Video and still images that circulated via Twitter after the killings purported to show police and pro-government activists shooting at protesters. The images' authenticity could not be confirmed.
Media coverage of the protests was limited, as Venezuela's government dominates the country's airwaves.
(The Associated Press)
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