Announcing Censorwatch: mapping net neutrality violations and web censorship in India

At CIS, we have been studying website blocking by internet service providers (ISPs) in India. We have learned that major ISPs don’t always block the same websites, and also use different blocking techniques. To take this study further, and map net neutrality violations by ISPs, we need your help. We have developed CensorWatch, a research tool to collect empirical evidence about what websites are blocked by Indian ISPs, and which blocking methods are being used to do so.

You can download the app (for Android phones) at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.censorwatch.netprobesapp

More information about the project, as well as the research behind it is available at https://cis-india.github.io/censorwatch/index.html

We would welcome any feedback on the work! (PS. IFF greatly helped by publishing government orders that blocked website; much thanks to all members and staff!)

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