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.
Reports of #Egypt blocking Medium, online publishing platform, which is used by pro-Muslim Brotherhood websites to bypass government block.— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) June 10, 2017
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.