About

Internet Monitor is a research project based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Internet Monitor's aim is to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content controls and Internet activity around the world. The project helps researchers, advocates, policymakers, and user communities understand trends in Internet health and activity through research, analysis, and data visualization.

Internet Monitor has several components:

  • The main Internet Monitor website offers detailed views of Internet access and infrastructure in nearly 100 countries worldwide, providing a starting point for further analysis of Internet access conditions around the globe. The site is also home to our blog and research series, which provide expert analysis on the state of the global Internet, focusing on notable events and trends in the digital space.
  • The Internet Monitor Dashboard offers users the opportunity to customize a collection of data visualization “widgets” according to their interests. The dashboard compiles and curates data from multiple sources, including primary data collected by the Berkman Klein Center and our partners, as well as relevant secondary data. Users can create individual boards that provide a real-time view of the state of the Internet across a variety of dimensions, enable easy comparisons across countries and data sources, and are easy to configure, edit, and share.
  • Internet Monitor’s AccessCheck (currently in closed beta) lets users test websites in different countries to see whether they’re available. Test results include a thumbs up/down notification indicating whether the site is available, as well as a screenshot and more detailed data on status codes, timings, and any errors encountered.

Internet Monitor is a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. It is funded by the US Department of State and the MacArthur Foundation. For more information about the project, please see the Berkman Klein Center website.

Questions? See our FAQ.

Looking for our data? See here.

Internet Monitor Team

Justin Clark, Web Developer, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Reinhard Engels, Assistant Director of Information Technology, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Bruce Etling, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Rob Faris, Research Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Casey Tilton, Project Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Ryan Morrison~Westphal, Web Developer, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Jonathan Zittrain, Co-Founder and Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Questions? See our FAQ.

For more about our data, check out our data sources page.

Curious about the Internet Monitor Access Index? A Hackable Access Index explains.