8,927 hrs of Internet shutdowns cost India $2.8 bn and put her at the top of a list of 21 countries that curbed citizens’ web access in 2020. India, according to a released by Top10VPN, accounted for about 75% of the $4 bn lost worldwide to internet curbs as the losses more than doubled compared to 2019. China and North Korea were not included in the report as researchers relied on publicly available open-source information and documented internet and social media shutdowns.