Indian govt has turned off the internet for 85 million people

Over the past few years, various arms of India’s government have started turning off and on Internet access around the country…Typically done by ordering all local service providers to shut down their networks, the tactics were first rolled out as military tools in what Indians call the “disturbed areas” … these battle-tested tactics have now crept from India’s conflict zones into its … heartland.All together, over 85 million people across India have found their mobile connections, including SMS, Wi-Fi, and smartphone data, suddenly shuttered for days or even weeks at a time. [link]


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