What is the internet censorship tracker?
How do you track internet censorship?
What sources do you use?
How accurate is the information on the page?
When estimating the population affected, we consider a blackout to be country-wide if several specific cities are hit by it.
When estimating the duration of internet blockage with no specific duration described by our sources, we use similar events as a guideline. If there are no clues about the start or end of the event, the duration is counted as 24 hours.
What is the difference between social media blockage and internet censorship?
Internet censorship is broader as it blocks access to the internet entirely rather than targeting specific websites and services.
What are the main terms used in this study?
In the past - this term includes both previous cases of censorship and blocking and ones currently ongoing.
Political turmoil - this term means that blockages are related to freedom of speech, blocking due to some events that are not protests, information control, military-operations related disruptions.
Social media blockage - this includes both social media services like Facebook and Twitter and communication apps (including VoIP) like WhatsApp and Telegram.
Internet censorship - this term is close to blocked internet services as this means disruptions or outright blocking of the ability to browse the internet.