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India tops list of countries which faced internet shutdowns: Report

Out of the 65 countries assessed, 26 are said to have experienced a deterioration

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Tamil Nadu  |  Sri Lanka  |  Internet Shutdown

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India leads the world in the number of internet shutdowns, with over 100 reported incidents in 2018 alone according to a report titled 'Freedom on the Net' by a US think tank. Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre, a legal services organisation, puts the number at 121 as of October 10, 2018.

An earlier report by IndiaSpend claimed that nearly 16,315 hours of internet shutdowns over six years till 2017 cost India $3.04 billion (Rs 213.36 billion). Aggregated data collated by SFLC shows that there have been 233 reported instances of suspension of internet services in ...

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First Published: Fri, November 02 2018. 14:39 IST
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