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Nauru shuts down Facebook access on moral and religious grounds

Nauru shuts down Facebook access on moral and religious grounds

Updated 1 May 2015, 17:10 AEST

Nauru's opposition says the government's shutting off access to social media site Facebook is the act of a dictatorship.

The government says it is restricting internet access to block pornography, especially child pornography.

But opposition MP Matthew Batsiua says the real reason is to stop Nauruans using Facebook to crticise the government.

Radio Australia has attempted to contact the Nauru government for a comment, but they have not responded.

Justice Minister David Adeang did put out a press release yesterday, defending internet controls on moral and religious grounds.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Matthew Batsiua, Nauru opposition MP

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