India leads in global internet shutdowns for sixth year


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India recorded 116 instances of internet shutdowns in 2023, representing 41% of the 283 shutdowns worldwide, according to data analyzed by Access Now, a non-profit organization focusing on digital rights. This marks the sixth consecutive year that India has led the world in such measures. Since 2016, Access Now has recorded a total of 1,458 global shutdowns, with India being responsible for over half (773 or 53%).