Rory Cellan-Jones illustrates the Google system to access Twitter
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Bypassing Egypt's media restrictions

The internet in Egypt has been cut off for the past four days and people have not been able to access social media sites.

Now Google has launched a new service which will allow people in Egypt to use Twitter.

To access it, they dial a phone number and leave a voice mail. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

  • 01 Feb 2011