Internet shutdown tracker
Undemocratic governments can disrupt their countries’ network connection and social media access as a means to silence the public in times of political unrest. The Internet Shutdown Tracker unmasks the countries guilty of taking these measures according to internet watchdog NetBlocks and other media and NGO reports. The study includes cases that occurred from 2015 onwards.
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Where has the internet been restricted?
There is no evidence of internet disruptions in means of censorship.
A least 4 times internet disruptions were recorded in the past.
Social media and/messaging apps have been disrupted at least 4 times in the past.
Social media/messaging apps that are currently restricted: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Telegram, Whatsapp.
We have sorted internet shutdowns (including both network connection disruptions and social media/messaging app disruptions) by region for easier viewing.
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Regional ranking by disruptions: 12th in Asia
Cases of disruptions since 2015: 4
Out of which due to:
Other political turmoil
Currently restricting social media platforms