The Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2019
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This Global Cost of Internet Shutdowns in 2019 report identifies the total economic impact of every major internet blackout and social media shutdown around the world last year.
We collated every national and region-wide incident, determined the duration of the restrictions and used the COST tool to calculate their economic impact.
We calculated over 18,000 hours of internet shutdowns around the world in 2019 to have cost the global economy $8.05BN. This represents a 235% increase in impact compared to $2.4BN in 2015/16, according to the most recently available analysis.
This article was first published on the TOP10VPN site on January 07, 2020.