Twitter Confirms That They're Being Blocked In Egypt

Earlier today, we reported on a lot of chatter that Twitter was being blocked in Egypt amid rising protests. We can now confirm that they are being blocked. Two tweets from the service tonight confirm it.

We can confirm that Twitter was blocked in Egypt around 8am PT today. It is impacting both & applications,” Twitter communications head Sean Garrett just tweeted out via their new PR account. “We believe that the open exchange of info & views benefits societies & helps govts better connect w/ their people,” he continued in a second tweet.

The protests began happening in Cairo this morning after people rallied together using services like Facebook and Twitter, and after seeing similar protests in Tunisia about corruption.!/twitterglobalpr/status/30063209247408128!/twitterglobalpr/status/30063554946146305