This week, Internet Monitor takes a look at the continued investigation into the Mexican government's alleged spyware usage against private citizens, Russia's demands of Telegram, and a coalition of social media companies to combat terrorism.
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Archive for June 2017
The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship, released today, documents the practice of Internet censorship around the world through empirical testing in 45 countries of the availability of 2,046 of the world’s most-trafficked and influential websites, plus additional country-specific websites. The study finds evidence of filtering in 26 countries across four broad content themes: political, social, topics related to conflict and security, and Internet tools (a term that includes censorship circumvention tools as well as social media platforms). The majority of countries that censor content do so across all four themes, although the depth of the filtering varies.
Berkman Klein fellow Grace Mutung'u shares insights into the transformative role of the Internet in her home country, and the various societal implications that come with becoming a more Internet-centered society.
This week, the Internet Monitor reports on possible Internet outages in Nigeria, Donald Trump’s pledge to bring Internet to rural America, Egypt’s increased blockages, and a Palestinian campaign for more Internet freedom.
This week, we cover Pakistan’s first death sentence for social media blasphemy, China’s reproach of its Internet censors, and Egypt’s crackdown of media and increased surveillance after its April terrorist attacks.
This week, the Internet Monitor takes a look at censorship on Weibo during the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, a “day of action” by major U.S. websites for net neutrality, Ethiopia’s recent Internet blackout, and Theresa May’s proposed social media backdoor for the U.K. police.