@InternetSociety Statement on Internet Shutdowns #keepiton #BringBackOurInternet

Internet SocietyThe Internet Society has today put out a statement – Let’s Keep The Internet On For Everyone – in light of the latest shutdown in Cameroon. It says:

The Internet Society calls on all governments to stop Internet shutdowns. We are concerned by the increasing number of shutdowns around the world, often used in the context of elections, demonstrations or other tense social situations.

We believe such measures are disproportional and have a wide-range of negative effects on citizens, national and regional economies, the Internet’s stability and, ultimately, the country itself.

After some details bolstering the above, the statement concludes by strongly suggesting support for AccessNow’s Twitter Campaign aimed at key Cameroon decisionmakers.