Two-thirds of internet users live under censorship as global online freedom declines for its sixth straight year 



Governments around the world have stepped up efforts to block or censor social media and messaging applications, in a new blow to internet freedom, a watchdog group has said.
The Freedom on the Net report by the activist group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 2016 for a sixth consecutive year, amid new restrictions on messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and social networks.
A staggering two-thirds of all internet users live in countries where criticism of the government, military, or ruling family are subject to censorship, the report found.
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15 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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