Turkmenistan Basically Shuts Off The Internet So No One Will See This Video (VIDEO)

If a Turkmenistan president falls off a horse, does it makes a sound?  Apparently not if you actually live IN Turkmenistan.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov had just crossed the finish line in first place on his horse “Mighty” after a kilometre long race when, BAM, his horse stumbled and sent him into an impressive face plant.  Video was recorded and uploaded to the Internet but as soon as it started to take off and go viral, the Internet was basically shut down in Turkmenistan to avoid it spreading.

Lucky for you, dear reader, you’re not in Turkmenistan and you can watch the crap out of it right here:

The Daily Dot who gets the hat tip for this story had this to say as well about the situation.

The Turkmenistan media has put word of Berdymukhamedov’s stumble on lockdown, allowing no mention of it in official newspapers and stopping television footage right after he crosses the finish line. Opposition news site Gunmdogar has reported that officials at the race tried to confiscate all electronics from participants.

Turkmenistan is one of Reporters Without Borders‘ official Enemies of the Internet, “imposing drastic censorship, resulting in a ‘Turkmenet’ purged of any political or social topic.”

The only thing the Daily Dot doesn’t mention though, is how absolutely fishy it is that President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov just happened to win the race and the $11million that went with it.  Makes ya think huh?

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