In a blogpost yesterday, we addressed the principles we rely upon when faced with numerous and various requests to address the content of websites that use our services.
Although we are focused on protecting and optimizing the operation of the Internet, Cloudflare is sometimes the target of complaints or criticism about the content of a very small percentage of the more than thirteen million websites that use our service.
À peine la page du calendrier tournée que nous constatons plus de troubles sur Internet. Aujourd’hui, Cloudflare peut confirmer, chiffres à l’appui, qu’Internet a été coupé en République Démocratique du Congo, information précédemment révélée par de multiples organes de presse.
The calendar has barely flipped to 2019 and already we’re seeing Internet disruptions. Today, Cloudflare can quantitatively confirm that Internet access has been shut down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, information already reported by many press organisations.
It is not uncommon for countries around the world to interrupt Internet access for political reasons or because of social unrest. We've seen this many times in the past (e.g. Gabon, Syria, Togo). Today, it appears that Internet access in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been greatly curtailed.