The use of social networks was reduced to a minimum in the DRC on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, a day decreed “dead” by the Rally of the Opposition.
The day before, a day marked by violence that killed at least 17 people in Kinshasa, Matadi and Moanda.The Congo Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPTC) had ordered telecommunications operators to restrict the sharing of images throughout the country.
“With a view to preventing the abusive exchange of images via social networks between subscribers in your network, please take as soon as possible the technical preventive measures that may reduce the transmission capacity of the images to a strict minimum” Says the correspondence signed by Oscar Manikunda, president of ARPTC.The same message had been sent to all companies providing Mobile Internet.
This morning Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Viber, Google+, Skype, Baidu tieba, Pinterest, Linkedin, Tagged, Badoo, Myspace, Youtube, Videos, Buzznet, Meetup Snapfish and Imo are difficult to access on mobile.Only users who have installed Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications, otherwise known as Virtual Private Network (VPN), navigate smoothly.
Similar things have been done in many part of troubled area in the world like Cameroon and Kashmir.