Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Web users’ online rights are on the decline worldwide as governments target messaging apps - The Washington Post

Facebook services top another chart -- Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram were the 1st, 2nd, and 5th services restricted by the most countries

"Internet freedom declined for the sixth year in a row, the pro-democracy think tank's “Freedom on the Net”  report shows. The report looks at online access, censorship and surveillance in 65 countries around the world.

“In a new development, the most routinely targeted tools this year were instant messaging and calling platforms, with restrictions often imposed during times of protests or due to national security concerns,” the report says.

Twenty-four countries restricted access to social media platforms and communication tools between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016, according to the report — up from the 15 countries that Freedom House identified the previous year."
Web users’ online rights are on the decline worldwide as governments target messaging apps - The Washington Post
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