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Will internet shutdowns become the norm? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera, 15 Feb 2021
Internet shutdowns are not new, but rights activists say governments are using the tactic more often to suppress dissent.

Myanmar has routinely cut online access since the military coup.

Twitter is refusing the Indian government's order to remove accounts accused of encouraging protests against new farm laws.

China has blocked the audio app Clubhouse, which gave netizens a glimpse of uncensored discussion of sensitive topics.

So can tech companies fight back?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:
Alp Toker - Founder, NetBlocks

Marc Owen Jones - Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Matthew Bugher - Head of the Asia Programme, ARTICLE 19

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