NetBlocks, an internet tracking organization, has confirmed Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have been blocked in Ethiopia since yesterday afternoon.
⚠️ Confirmed: Network data show Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram restricted in #Ethiopia; incident comes amid renewed international condemnation over #Tigray conflict and the postponement of elections pic.twitter.com/WfPSFU915I
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) May 17, 2021
Some customers who have access to broadband internet service have been able to open all three websites.
Ethio Telecom said today that it has no role in the blockade.