Ethiopia blocks social media sites due to exam leak

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Servers of several social media networks have been restricted in Ethiopia following the alleged leak of 12th-grade national exam papers, marking a third exam-related internet disruption in the last half of the decade
Evident restrictions to Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and some WhatsApp and Telegram messaging servers have been reported on Monday, November 8th. According to cybersecurity company, Ethiopia has faced the seventh internet disruption case in the past five years.
Social media platforms were made inaccessible after 12-th grade national exam papers were allegedly leaked online, although authorities have denied the leakage claims. Access has been restricted regionally on the state-run monopoly network provider Ethio Telecom, with VPN services being effective in working around the censorship.