You Can Blame Students For Ethiopia's Temporary Social Media Ban
The country temporarily banned social media in an effort to keep students from being distracted while studying for their university entrance exams.By Katherine Biek | July 12, 2016
As of Tuesday, no one in Ethiopia has access to social media.
Ethiopians wanting to chat with their friends on Facebook can thank students studying for their university entrance exams for the temporary ban.
The government blocked Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Viber, a voice application and instant messaging app for smartphones. The government says it implemented the ban so no "false rumors" about the exams can be spread on social media and students can't get distracted from studying.