India immediately shut down Internet

India immediately shut down Internet: In a democracy like India, internet shutdowns have become a norm. The authorities suspend mobile internet and broadband services whenever there have been violence, widespread protests because of social media posts or otherwise. According to Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6, 548 cores in business due to internet shutdowns in the past 3 years. Read…

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…

Internet Shutdowns and Content Blocking Not the Answer, Says Internet Society

Internet Shutdowns and Content Blocking Not the Answer, Says Internet Society: The Internet Society today voiced its commitment to keeping the Internet on for everyone, in response to the increasing number of government orders to temporarily shut down or restrict access to Internet services. Speaking out at RightsCon 2017, the world’s leading conference on Internet…