Egypt has blocked the online publishing platform ‘Medium’

As reported by different users on Twitter; Egypt seems to have blocked access to online publishing platform, Medium. Users have reported not being able to access Medium website and applications. For those of you who don’t know, Medium is a publishing platform; founded and run by Evan Williams, Co-Founder of Twitter. The platform hosts all types of writers; from amateurs to accomplished professional bloggers and authors. All the users who’ve reported the block on Twitter are clearly not happy with it.

Mohammed, a user on Twitter notes that dozens of websites have been blocked in last few days.

Those blocked websites include Al Jazeera & Huntington Post Arabic as well.

Zaid Benjamin who describes himself as Washington Correspondent of Radio Sawa on his Twitter Profile suggested that Medium was being used by pro-Muslim Brotherhood websites to bypass government block.

Everyone seems to be frustrated with decision.

And questioning its logic.

It’s not clear why the website has been banned. There’s no official word about it, yet. We’ve reached out to Medium and will update this story if we hear back from them.

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Founder at MENAbytes
A tech and startup enthusiast based in Riyadh. Zubair apart from leading MENAbytes is also building Qraar, a career discovery and development platform for millennials in MENA. He can be reached on Linkedin, Twitter or zubair [at] menabytes [dot] com.

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