The middle east is getting a wave of protesting, after seeing neighboring countries being successful at that. Now, Libya, are pushing through the iron hand of Muammar al-Qaddafi. The Libyan government has blocked access to Facebook in the capital of Tripoli, and have sporadically shut down the access to the internet entirely.

Update: The internet is back up:

According to Renesys, “Two-thirds of Libyan routes came back to life at 6:01 UTC [1:01 a.m. Eastern], and the remainder were restored nine minutes later … and Libya is back on the Internet.”