This week, Internet Monitor looks at Internet access inequalities in Australia, Russia’s block on VPNs, and American companies’ acquiescence to tightened Chinese regulations.
- Week in Review: August 3, 2017
- Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object: Iranian Resilience in a Censored Society
- Week in Review: July 27, 2017
- The Chinese Language as a Weapon: How China's Netizens Fight Censorship
- Week in Review: July 20, 2017
- HTTP vs HTTPS: What it Means for Internet Censorship
- Week in Review: July 13, 2017
- Week in Review: July 6, 2017
- Week in Review: June 30, 2017
- Internet Monitor Releases 2017 Report: The Shifting Landscape of Global Internet Censorship
Perhaps the most important trait that Iranians have developed from living in a highly-censored society, says Simin Kargar, is determination.
“One of the major consumers of [online] porn content … [is] Iranians. That is the type of content [which...
This week, the Internet Monitor covers the Moscow protests for Internet freedom, Iran’s increased efforts to filter social media, Verizon’s flirt with net neutrality violations, and a Global Voices study on Facebook’s Free Basics.
After Liu Xiaobo’s death on July 13, Chinese censors knew they had to work quickly. After all, Liu had been a prominent activist for democracy while alive, an integral figure in the Tiananmen Square protests – who just so happened to pass away...
UK Takes Measures to Crack Down on Internet Pornography
The United Kingdom will announce plans on July 24 to tighten restrictions on sites containing sexually explicit content. These plans will require all sites designated as pornographic to...
In this blog post, we’ll explain the technical difference between an HTTP and an HTTPS connection, and more importantly -- what this means for those wanting to censor the Internet.
This week, Internet Monitor takes a look at China’s latest crackdown on VPNs, restricted Internet access in the Gaza Strip, and the July 12 day of action for net neutrality.
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.
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.
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.