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India Tops World With Most Net Shutdowns

India topped the world with the highest number of internet shutdowns by government authorities with reportedly 121 instances to date in 2018, revealed data compiled by Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre’s ‘internetshutdowntracker’.

Taken with ‘Freedom on The Net 2018’, also released on Thursday, where India scored 43 – down two places from its score of 41 last year – the data shows how government controls have impacted freedom on the internet. India has slipped in the ‘partially free’ category. Higher the score, lesser the freedom on the Net………