The Day the Internet Dies

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The Day the Internet Dies

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré

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little after midnight on January 25, 2011, a large country disappeared off the cyber map. Egypt had cut itself off from the rest of the world. It had shut down the internet.

Providers, businesses, banks, schools, embassies, and offices that relied on the big four Egyptian Internet Service Providers (ISPs), suddenly found themselves with no memes to LOL over, or government to take down.

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