Internet Shutdowns


6 June, 2023 04:00 - 08:00 (4 hours)

Local Impact

Iraq has again experienced an exam-related Internet shutdown, the third such scheduled shut down by the government since 1 June 2023.

As we have repeatedly written about here on Pulse, Internet shutdowns cause great harm to a country’s economy and society, and are in our opinion NOT the appropriate mechanism to cope with potential exam cheating.

Data and Analysis

IODA measurements show a drop in Internet connectivity in Iraq beginning around 1:00 UTC and resuming around 5:30 UTC.

Cloudflare Radar shows a similar outage, along with the two previous exam-related outages since 1 June.

Economic Impact
USD $1,664,629
Shutdown Type
Community Analysis