India leads global internet shutdown according to new Access Now report

India has once again come on tops in terms of the country that instituted the highest instances of internet shutdown according to a news report. In the latest report published by the digital rights organization Access Now, India shut down the internet 109 times in 2020 out of the world total of 155 distinct internet shutdown across 29 countries. The Lead campaigner of Access Now’s ‘Keep It On’ initiative, Felicia Anthonio, on the launch of the report stated that ‘the pandemic has forced offline activities online. So when governments intentionally disrupt internet access it denies people the opportunities to continue their education, businesses, and access life-saving information about the pandemic.”