DDOS attacks are a type of digital attack used to censor information by taking websites offline. Project Shield works by filtering out harmful traffic and absorbing traffic through caching. For example, if someone tries to take your website down with a DDoS attack, Project Shield can identify and block harmful traffic so your website stays up and running. Project Shield can cache versions of your content to serve website visitors, absorbing potential DDoS attacks. To be eligible for this tool you can be new and independent journalists, human rights organizations, electoral monitors and political organisations.
Keywords : Protecting Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Project Shield, DDOS Attacks, Cache, Prevention, Censorship, Cyber Attacks, Human Rights Organizations, Journalists, Political Organizations, Elections