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