Earlier this summer, we wrote about Syria briefly deleting itself
from the internet. We wondered about the logic behind this, seeing as other countries who attempted this -- namely, Egypt
-- had regime change follow quite closely after such a decision. Furthermore, not too long ago, reports were that the Syrian government was trying to use the internet
to get its own story out. Of course, a lot has happened in Syria in the interim. So perhaps views have changed.
Reports came out quickly today that the Syrian internet went almost entirely offline
. Renesys, who reported this first, also provides some striking graphics on the situation:
I can't imagine this strategy will be particularly successful.