In response to the growing protests in Egypt, the government has shut down all internet service providers – taking away the internet from the whole country. They hope that without Facebook and Twitter, fewer mass riots will be able to be coordinated. While the internet is where the riots have mainly been coordinated from (one message calling for a protest lead to 100,000 people showing up), is it an acceptable mechanism for a government to take the internet away from a while country to try to control the riots? Or should access to the internet be considered a human right that can’t be taken away? Is the internet not the best way to quickly let people know of the corrupt government and the need to do something about it?