Exams

Internet Shutdowns to Prevent Cheating During Exams: The Impact on Society and Economy in the MENA Region

This SMEX research report was written by Sarah Cupler, an independent research consultant. It was funded by the Internet Society. The report, Internet Shutdowns to Prevent Cheating During Exams: The Impact on Society and Economy in the MENA Region, analyzes the use of internet shutdowns to combat cheating and to control information leaks during school …

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The Cost of Internet Shutdowns

This blogpost explains the costs of internet shutdowns during exams in the Arabic-speaking region. It is part of a SMEX campaign on the harms of this practice on the internet, economy and people’s lives.  Internet shutdowns happen when an entity, such as a government or a non-state actor, intentionally disrupts the functioning of the internet. …

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