Intentional Internet shutdowns increased in 2021 says report

Published: Friday, 29 April 2022 09:53

In 2021, authorities deliberately shut down the Internet at least 182 times across 34 countries, according to a new report from Access Now. This compares to 159 shutdowns recorded in 29 countries in 2020.

The report, ‘The return of digital authoritarianism: Internet shutdowns in 2021’, unpacks the data, trends, and stories behind 2021’s Internet shutdowns.

Key findings in the report include:

Read the report (PDF).