◦ Internet blackouts: 11,857 hours ◦ Social media shutdowns: 6,368 hours • Iraq: most economically-impacted nation, followed by Sudan and India • WhatsApp: most-blocked platform with 6,236 total hours of disruption
The Key Findings of the study - • $8.05BN: economic cost of internet shutdowns globally in 2019 – an increase of 235% since 2015/16 • 122 major shutdowns took place in 21 countries during 2019 • 18,225 hours: total duration of major shutdowns around the world
@top10vpn used data from our Internet Shutdowns Tracker (http://internetshutdowns.in) to calculate the total cost of shutdowns for India. This study also acknowledges that the full economic impact can likely be higher than $1.3 Billion figure for India. #LetTheNetWork
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