Internets off switch increasingly used to curb political and economic freedom
Internet shutdowns were seen 188 times throughout the world in 2018(see table)
Democratic India experienced 154 internet shutdowns in just 30 months
Technologically advanced EU countries Spain and Estonia experienced shutdowns
Gallup poll shows people more worried about cybercrime than violent crime
Governments use terrorism and war as reason for internet kill switch powers
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Editors Note: A version of this post was published in November 2017 and was one of our more popular market updates and hence why we decided to update it today
There was a sharp increase in internet shutdowns in 2018. And 2019 started in the same vein with increasing concerns that the tactic may become increasingly popular and used by embattled governments surpressing economic and political freedoms throughout the world.
Internet shutdowns were popularised in China and have become widespread in democratic India in recent years. They have even spread to the EU and have been used in Spain and Estonia in recent years.