LONDON – Mobile operator Vodafone on Thursday accused the Egyptian authorities of using its network to send pro-government text messages to its subscribers, without clear attribution.
“The current situation regarding these messages is unacceptable,” it said.
Vodafone said the Egyptian authorities had instructed the mobile networks of Mobinil, Etisalat and Vodafone to send messages to the people of Egypt and had been doing so since the protests broke out against President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-rule.
One text message sent on February 2 and seen by Reuters announced the location and timing for a mass demonstration to support Mubarak. Link here