Category: ‘silencing

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Rising recordsdata superhighway shutdowns geared towards ‘silencing dissent’

Governments around the world are increasingly shutting down internet access in an apparent attempt to silence discontent and dissent, activists say. In 2017, internet access was cut off more than 80 times around the world, up from 56 times the year before, drawing concerns from digital rights activists. “We do see this as evidence for…