Summary #1360

‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

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  • Using a global automated censorship tracking system deployed in 2018, researchers from Censored Planet project find censorship worryingly increasing in 103 countries.
  • These countries include democratic countries like Norway, Japan, India, Italy, Israel and Poland.
  • Many countries start with a valid reason to implement network blocking infrastructure - for example to block child porn sites - and then they start using it willy-nilly.
  • Some examples include blocking human rights sites, or dating sites, and often happen in the wake of large political events, social unrest or new laws.

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