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What is an Internet Shutdown?

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Oct 28th at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM


Mozilla Fellow + Awardees 
Digital Inclusion 


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Internet shutdowns and network disruption have become ubiquitous. Governments cut the internet to silence their people and control the flow of information. We want the MozFest community to understand the contexts in which internet shutdowns happen and how we can collectively fight against internet shutdowns. We will start by giving a brief introduction of how and when shutdowns occur and divide the participants into groups and explore and deliberate on predefined questions. After the delibiration, we will report back to the big group and reflect. We will also let everyone leave with a bit of hope that shutdowns do happen, but people have found ways to circumvent them and maintain the flow of information.

This is a Learning Forum session.

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