Internet censorship on the rise

2019-03-01 12:16:01

AS THE number of internet users grows, so do efforts to restrict them. The most comprehensive survey yet of net censorship has found that more governments are blocking sites – and doing so in ever more sophisticated ways. In a report released on 18 May, the Open Net Initiative (ONI) – a partnership between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, Harvard University, and the University of Toronto – says that at least 25 national governments block access to internet sites for political, social or security reasons. Burma, China, Iran, Syria,