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Week in Review: July 6, 2017

by Jeanette Si

This week, Internet Monitor describes an Israeli bill permitting courts to block certain sites, China’s even wider net on Internet filtering, and a Thai proposal to reduce anonymity on the Internet.

Internet Monitor Releases 2017 Report: The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship

by David Talbot

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.