Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online

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This article was first published on the Internet Society blog. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is, unfortunately, far from over, the Internet continues to be resilient, supporting the additional demands that we have placed on it, including the rapid growth in online learning, work videoconferences, e-commerce, streaming video entertainment, and more. Because the Internet exists as a […]

Holding Steady: How CDNs, IXPs, and Network Providers Help Keep us Online

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions

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In March 2019, in a move described in one news report as a “government-imposed Internet shutdown,” the president of Sri Lanka temporarily blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, and other services. In this case, limited access to a class of applications was inaccurately painted as a full-scale Internet shutdown. Unfortunately, this isn’t unusual. Media coverage and general discussion […]

From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions

Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom

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Global Internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year in 2019, largely as a result of social media increasingly being used by governments around the world as a conduit for mass surveillance and electoral manipulation

Social Media Crisis Drives Ongoing Decline In Global Internet Freedom

Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?

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It’s being called the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment. With concerns growing over the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, schools and businesses around the world are implementing contingency plans that encourage distance learning and work from home. Usage of e-learning, messaging, and videoconferencing tools is also growing rapidly, placing additional load on these Internet-based applications and platforms and generating […]

Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?