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The Global Internet Kill Switch

•, by Tyler Durden

In the year of 2020, the number of internet shutdowns dipped.

Many government use internet shutdowns in connection with curbing protests and dissent and the pandemic likely caused fewer of these events to happen as stay-at-home orders were issued and limits on gatherings were imposed.

The highest number of internet shutdowns since reporting started in 2016 was reached in 2019 at 213. The same year also saw the highest figure of internet shutdowns in India - 121. Despite the country consistently registering the most internet shutdowns since the inception of the survey, 2022 saw India's share in total global internet shutdowns decrease to the lowest point in years. Simultaneously, the total number of countries which employ internet shutdowns has risen, surpassing the 2019 number again as of 2021.