As Protests Escalate, Web T.V. & news Sites Are Censored at VenezuelaGlobal Voices Onlate #Global_VoicesFebruary 12, 2019
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On the morning of April 7, Venezuelan netizens reported that they were unable to access the web TV channel Vivoplay from inside the country.
Others have since reported that VPITV and El Capitolio TV have also been inaccessible.
The demonstrations unfolded last week after the country’s Supreme Court dissolved the parliament and reassigned its functions to the executive branch and the Supreme Court itself.
Journalist and Global Voices author Luis Carlos Díaz posted the results of a traceroute test , indicating that the connection timed out and recommending users activate VPNs (virtual private networks) in order to connect.
This is from @VivoPlayNet’s website.
Services like Vivoplay are popular among Venezuelans who have Internet access, particularly in times of unrest.
The local NGO VEsinfiltro [Venezuela unfiltered] later confirmed that not only Vivoplay, but two other online TV channels, including the streaming site used by the National Assembly to broadcast their sessions, are inaccessible due to domain name system (DNS) blocking.
When a website is blocked via DNS, the server will reply incorrectly or will deny the request when that website is called upon.
The third channel that is now blocked, VPITV, had seen their streaming cut yesterday when the police arrested VPITV cameraman Elvis Flores, who was streaming live from the protests in Caracas.
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