The Citizen Lab report titled The Canadian Connection: An investigation of Syrian government and Hezbullah web hosting in Canada and its follow-up, The Canadian Connection: One Year Later, have been mentioned in the media in relation to the recent shutting down of Internet networks by the Assad regime in Syria. 

Major media outlets such as The New York Times, Fast Company,, and ComputerWorld Australia reference the reports in detailing how Syrian government websites were still accessible despite the Internet shutdown because they are hosted by companies in Canada and the US.