The Uzbek authorities have restored access to Telegram, Facebook, Instagram, which on November 3 were blocked by the State Inspectorate for Control in the Sphere of Informatization and Telecommunications (Uzkomnadzor). The head of the department, Golibsher Ziyaev, was fired for these “erroneous and uncoordinated actions” reported Press Secretary of the President of Uzbekistan Sherzod Asadov.
The authorities also returned access to Odnoklassniki, YouTube and LinkedIn, notes “Fergana.”
Earlier on November 3, Uzkomnadzor included the social networks Odnoklassniki, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Telegram in the register of violators of the law “On personal data”, as well as limited their work.
In July of this year, Uzkomnadzor also restricted the work of TikTok, Twitter, VKontakte, Skype and Chinese WeChat. After the restrictions were imposed, residents of Uzbekistan began to report interruptions in the operation of these services. According to them, media files are loading slowly or not loading at all.
In May, Uzbekistan notified Facebook, Google, Mail.ru, Telegram, Yandex and a number of other foreign Internet companies about the need to transfer their databases to the territory of the republic.