Algeria briefly blocked internet after online call to oust army

According to a news report, Algeria on 8 August, 2019 blocked access to the Internet briefly after an incident bordering on political security. The report which relied mainly on the observation made by the Internet rights group, Netblocks  noted that “YouTube and several Google services and websites have been blocked across Algeria on the evening of Thursday 8 August 2019 by state-run Algeria Telecom and other leading internet providers.

According to the report, the restrictions came after a video publication of an Algeria ex-defence minister addressing members of the National People’s Army was interpreted to be a call for the public to oust military leader Ahmed Gaid Salah.