Politics, security and social norms motivate state censorship of the Internet

The level of state-led censorship of the net is growing around the world, a study of so-called internet filtering by the Open Net Initiative suggests. The study of thousands of websites across 120 Internet Service Providers found 25 of 41 countries surveyed showed evidence of content filtering….The filtering had three primary rationales, according to the report: politics and power, security concerns and social norms.

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