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The Great Indian Internet Shutdown Is the Troubling Future of Protest Control

As India experiences the longest-ever internet blockade for a democracy, more countries are pressing the internet kill switch to snub dissent

Kashmiri journalists protest against the continuous internet blockade for the 100th day outside of the Kashmir press club.
Photo: Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto/Getty Images

WWhen the internet went dark in the northern Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir on August 4 last…

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Puja Changoiwala

Puja Changoiwala

Independent Journalist & True Crime Author