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Blocking the internet: how many repressive blackouts have there been? | Digital Trends Spanish

According to an investigation carried out by the organization Access NowIn recent years, intentional internet blocks have increased considerably. According to the report, in the last decade there have been 850 intentional blackouts, although the organization classifies data prior to 2016 as irregular. Of the total, some 768 blockades occurred in the last five years. In fact, in 2019 there were 213 of these events, a figure that dropped to 155 in 2020, with the appearance of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the first five months of 2021, there have been 50 internet blocks in 21 countries. "Since we started tracking government-initiated Internet shutdowns, their use has proliferated at a really alarming rate," says Access Now activist Felicia Anthonio. "As governments around the worl...