Internet Shutdowns


21 June, 2023 01:00 - 05:00 (4 hours)

Local Impact

Iraq is still experiencing its longest stretch without an Internet Shutdown. It is becoming customary to shutdown access to the Internet in the hours prior to school exams. This time with the start of high school exams.

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.



Economic Impact
USD $1,664,629
Shutdown Type