Twitter briefly unavailable in UAE

Social networking site was inaccessible in the UAE for a few hours

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Twitter briefly unavailable in UAE du has blocked Twitter in the UAE.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  August 1, 2011

Social networking site Twitter was unavailable across the UAE on the du network this morning.

When users tried to access the site earlier today, they are greeted with a screen saying ‘Surf Safely, this website is not available in the UAE'.

This screen is usually reserved for websites containing material deemed to be inappropriate in the UAE, such as those with adult content.

Twitter has become increasingly popular in the MENA region following the social unrests in Egypt, which were driven by information available on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

du has not responded to questions as to why the website was inaccessible.

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