India was the country that banned the Internet the most in 2020; View list | Technology

India was the country that banned the Internet the most in 2020;  View list |  Technology
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India reduced or reduced the internet of population 109 times in 2020

During 2020, 29 countries blocked access Internet
Or intentionally reduced their speed. The information comes from a report by the Access Now group, which defends digital rights. Overall, 155 restrictions were 27% lower than in 2019 (213).

The country that restricted the Internet most of its population was a mob India
, With 109 blocks throughout the year. Occurred in 90% of them Kashmir region
, Which was limited to 2G connection
Between January 2020 to February 2021.

With a majority of the Muslim population, Kashmir is the only region in India dominated mostly by Hindus, Islamists. The region is facing separatist conflicts, as the majority of the population prefers independence or upbringing Pakistan
.

Worldwide, other blockages also had political issues. in Belarus
Access to population was limited social media
, Including WhatsApp
I Wire
During the election period. The government’s effort was to hinder the expression of demonstrations.

India, Guinea, Belarus, Burundi, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania and Togo have also banned Internet connection
During the election period. Here Latin America, Venezuela, Ecuador and Cuba have blockbeds in the last one year.

According to the report, the rationale for the blocking of countries Internet
They were based on false news, precautionary measures, public safety and national security, among other reasons.

See the list of countries that are banned Internet access
In 2020:

  • India – 109 times
  • Yemen – 6 times
  • Ethiopia – 4 times
  • Jordan – 3 times
  • Togo – 2 times
  • Sudan – 2 times
  • Kenya – 2 times
  • Guinea – 2 times
  • Chad – 2 times
  • Belarus – 2 times
  • Venezuela – 2 times
  • Pakistan – 2 times
  • Azerbaijan – 1 time
  • Ecuador – 1 time
  • Cuba – 1 time
  • Vietnam – 1 time
  • Myanmar – 1 time
  • Kyrgyzstan – 1 time
  • Bangladesh – 1 time
  • Turkey – 1 time
  • Syria – 1 time
  • Iraq – 1 time
  • Iran – 1 time
  • Egypt – 1 time
  • Algeria – 1 time
  • Uganda – 1 time
  • Tanzania – 1 time
  • Mali – 1 time
  • Burundi – 1 time
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