The impact of Internet shutdowns

The impact of Internet shutdowns: There were over 27 Internet shutdowns in 2016. Often, the same sequence of events plays out — communal unrest flares up, sometimes fueled by fake news, and the authorities see messages proliferating online, sometimes on messaging apps like WhatsApp, as a prime factor. Consequently, the Internet is shut down for…

Questions Surround Kashmir Ban on Religious, Cooking, Entertainment Channels

Questions Surround Kashmir Ban on Religious, Cooking, Entertainment Channels: Close on the heels of the recent but now lifted month-long social media ban in Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir government in May also banned at least 34 allegedly unauthorised TV channels, including some religious and entertainment channels from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, for their “potential…

This American Venture Capitalist Says India is Second Largest Internet Consumer After China

This American Venture Capitalist Says India is Second Largest Internet Consumer After China: Mobile Internet is witnessing an unparalleled growth in India as more and more people are expressing keenness to consume the internet every year. Surprisingly, it’s not the social networking apps like Whatsapp and Facebook that are dominating the mobile internet space. The…