NOTE: This project is undergoing updates in July 2019.

In summary, between Jan 1 and September 25, we have documented 13 shutdown instances in 11 countries. Most of the shutdowns are national in nature but we are increasingly seeing regional discrimination of Internet service especially in protest zones. This allows governments to avoid the political and economic consequences that come with national Internet shutdowns but still manage to throttle dissenting voices. That is why there is increasing move towards websites and/or regions.

If you have more data that can help us better understand the nature of these Internet shutdowns, please reach out to me and check out this working data set we are currently using.