Iraq kills t'internet again


Iraq has turned off its internet yet again to coincide with student exams.

As we reported earlier this month, the Iraqi government considers the risks of 11-year-olds cheating on their exams – and so being allowed to continue with their education – such a priority that for the second year it has instructed all ISPs to shut off the internet for specific three-hour blocks.

Early Thursday, it happened again.

The country-wide shutdown has prompted fierce criticism from groups both within and outside the country, which the ministry of communications has continued to ignore. ®


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