Internet shutdowns cost us a lot and smother critical freedoms

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What you need to know:

  • Network disruptions hinder productivity, erode business confidence and can be detrimental to investments.
  • There is no evidence of the effectiveness of shutdowns — in particular, to restore public order.

So much of our employment, social, educational and economic activities rely on the internet.

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