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Syria and Iraq are among the most disruptive countries of the Internet


To this day, some governments are disrupting and restricting the Internet to a variety of reasons, the most important of which is linked to limiting opposition and restricting freedom of expression.

According to data from ACCESS NOW, which was transferred via VICE NEWS, India saw 154 Internet segments between January 2016 and May 2017 and ranked first in the world, causing significant economic losses.

The reasons for the disruption are as precautionary measures for certain things such as electoral processes, examination periods and matters of national security. Sometimes the reason is related to technical difficulties

As for the Arab countries, Syria and Iraq were among the world’s countries with the most cases of internet disruptions, while Egypt ranked third in the Arab world and the 10th in the world with only 3 segments between January 2016 and May 2017.

Source: Russia Today

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