126 days ago • Posted by Martin Boujol

Internet Shutdowns leaving people in the dark

Governments shutdowns of the internet can happen during elections or upheavals, and leave the people without information, desperate for it, doing all they can to grab a VPN access. Recent examples are the elections in Tanzania a couple months ago, or the coup in Myanmar last week. Shutting down the internet has become a tool for oppressive regimes to keep their population in the dark, but many people are turning towards Virtual Private Networks (VPN), to enable them to disguise their location and keep browsing. The following list shows the countries with the biggest increase in VPNs search volume between March 2020 and today. 

Source; Top 10 VPN, Statista

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Internet Shutdowns leaving people in the dark