The Internet shutdown is not about you. It’s not targeted at you. The Internet shutdown is really about the protesters. Amid the cloud of tear gas in the streets, retreating from a volley of stinging rubber bullets, are the real targets of the shutdown. Now that their mobile phones aren’t connected, they can’t regroup, organize, and reassess their rights. And they can’t document or report on how the security forces are switching from rubber bullets to live ammunition. They can’t tell the world that they are about to be slaughtered. And they can’t ask for help.