Government imposed shut downs of the internet are moe wide spread than you image. And they are on the rise, stifling dissent and inflicting economic and social harm to populations. Read more here...
Government-imposed Internet shutdowns are on the rise
"Between January 2019 and June 2021, 228 major internet shutdowns in 41 countries."
I just read this article yesterday.
It's not often that I feel like a metaphorical bucket of cold water has just been thrown over me. I must confess a high degree of ignorance when it comes to the subject of "internet shutdowns". I just didn't know it happened as much as it does!
In this extraordinary report from the digital civil-rights group Access Now, written in conjunction with Jigsaw, the think tank from Google (Alphabet), they document how authoritarian governments are literally turning off the Internet to stifle opposition and quash dissent.