This article is from Democracy Digest:
In CIMA’s latest report, “The Rise of Internet Throttling: A Hidden Threat to Media Development,” digital rights researcher Samuel Woodhams explains how governments are using internet throttling and examines the broader impact on media ecosystems:
– Throttling refers to the intentional slowing of an internet service by an internet service provider.
– It stifles the free flow of information during critical moments and prevents journalists from providing vital information to citizens abroad and at home.
– Due to its difficulty to detect, throttling shields authorities from public scrutiny.
– Businesses have a duty to be transparent about how and when governments force them to disrupt their services, yet often remain silent on the issue.
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