OONI’s submission for the OHCHR report on internet shutdowns and human rights
Currently, the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council is taking place.
In response to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’s call for submissions
in support of the OHCHR report on internet shutdowns and human rights
to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022, the OONI team provided a submission with relevant
information on the occurrence of mandated disruptions of access to
social media and messaging platforms over the past 5 years based on
empirical OONI network measurement data.
READ OONI’s SUBMISSION
Through our submission, we share OONI data and information on social
media blocks that occurred during elections in
over the last 5 years.
We also share information on social media blocks that occurred during
Moreover, we share OONI data and information on social media blocks
that emerged during sensitive political time periods in
In our submission, we also recommend that the OHCHR considers expanding
this scope to also report on cases that involve the blocking of websites
of marginalized communities.
Learn more by reading our submission in support of the OHCHR report on
internet shutdowns and human rights.