Twitter said Friday it was aware of service interruptions reported by users in Iraq and is "investigating their reports."
"We are disturbed by reports of access issues in Iraq and are investigating," a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.
"Limiting access to Internet services — essential for communication and commerce for millions of people — is a matter of concern for the global community."
A YouTube spokesperson also told Mashable: “We're seeing reports that some users are not able to access YouTube in Iraq."
"There is no technical issue on our side and we're looking into the situation."
One Whisper user shared that "all social media were stopped in Iraq."
Several other Whisper users in Iraq took to the service on Friday to share their thoughts and frustration about the unfolding situation in their country:
Twitter on Friday also suspended at least one account affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS):
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