Cote d'Ivoire : SMS Service Suspended During Elections to Prevent Violence

By Abdoulaye Bah · Translated by Suzanne Lehn · View original post [fr]

diabymohamed informs on Twitter that in anticipation of the presidential election of Sunday, Oct. 31 in Cote d'Ivoire, the Ivorian Telecom Authority (ATCI) decided to suspend short text message services, a decision that is reasonable for some because of potential messages of violence : “RT @2romeo: #Abidjan closing of SMS services from end of vote until tuesday morning. Great precaution for dispassionate results”.

Taxonomy upgrade extras: