When: Monday January 17th, 5pm GMT / 12pm EST
The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) invites you to attend an online report launch for Fatima Mustafa’s new GNET Report “Manipulating Access to Communication Technology: Government Repression or Counterterrorism?”
With increasing frequency, governments around the world – including both democracies and autocracies – have relied on Internet and cell phone disruptions to limit violence, tackle protests, hinder opposition and control the spread of information. This report specifically focuses on one commonly provided justification for national-level network disruptions – to tackle terrorism – and evaluates the effectiveness of network disruptions in this regard. Using daily data on national-level Internet and mobile phone shutdowns, Internet throttling and social media bans between 2016 and 2019 in countries around the world, this report offers a preliminary analysis of the relationship between these various forms of network disruptions and terrorist violence.
If you would like to RSVP for this online event, please register here.