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Understanding Internet Disruptions

David Belson, former Akamai Internet Analyst, now working for Internet Society, explained “Internet Shutdowns” in his latest blog post.

Internet Disruptions
Understanding Internet Disruptions

In March 2019, in a move described in one news report as a “government-imposed Internet shutdown,” the president of Sri Lanka temporarily blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, and other services. In this case, limited access to a class of applications was inaccurately painted as a full-scale Internet shutdown. Unfortunately, this isn’t unusual. Media coverage and […]

Source: From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions | Internet Society