Iraq experienced its third Internet shutdown on 24 June 2023, in a new series of exam-related shutdowns ordered by government authorities to curb cheating during high school exams period. Shutdowns are expected into next week.
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.
12th grade #exams have started in #Iraq, which means another ~5 hour #Internet #shutdown has occurred in Iraq. 12th grade exams are set for June 21, 22 ,24, 25, 26, 27; July 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15.
— Internet Outage Alerts (@IODA_live) June 21, 2023
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