64% Of Internet Faces Deep Censorship, According To Report
(Last Updated On: November 15, 2016)

If you’ve ever wondered why you sometimes don’t hear much about certain controversies in certain countries, or why you rarely hear negative things about certain political regimes, well it’s because a lot of times that kind of news is censored out from making its way around the world. If information is power, the government ensures that some regions stay powerless through the limitation of information access.

According to Breitbart, there’s a new report that recently went live from Freedom House that measured the information navigation allowed by various countries and regions, and they found that 67% of the world’s internet population reside in countries that are subject to government censorship.

According to the findings, however, 64% of average global internet users are not entirely free to use the internet. 35% of the online population are not free to browse, share or indulge in information. 29% of the internet population are partly free in how they engage and share information. And only 24% of the internet’s population is free to share and engage in information.

According to Freedom House…

“Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the rapid dissemination of information, particularly during anti-government protests.”

The report reveals that there’s actually been a decline in internet freedoms over the last few years, and that there has been a rise in censorship across various countries.

Breitbart lists out those labeled as “free”, which includes:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Hungary
  • Estonia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Georgia
  • Armenia
  • Japan
  • Philippines

Countries that are “not free” are:

  • China
  • Russia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • Ethiopia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Arab Emirates

China topped out the list as the most restrictive of all the countries, and they’ve been notorious for how they limit and restrict access for their citizens.

Just this year we saw how companies like Twitter bent over backwards to accommodate censorship applied by countries like Turkey, which prevented its journalists from reporting on what was happening in the country.

Given that a lot of thought-leaders and media adopt Regressive Left philosophies and politics, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this list of countries grow as more and more people begin to adopt censorship to suppress views, opinions and information that doesn’t fit in line with their ideology.

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  • LurkerJK

    I am from Argentina and i can say that the only reason we are in the free list is because the government did not want to fund the project, my previous goverment (changed on 2015) attempted to get the internet providers to pay for it (and obviously they told them to go fuck themselves)

    No politician tried to stop it, no one in the media spoke against it, i am quite sure that if in the future they decide to get the funds to do it they will have no opposition

    i doubt it will happen any time soon tho, we are terminally BROKE because of a socialism induced suicide but i do worry that after Trump won they might re-prioritize theidea

  • durka durka

    Id like to see info on scandinavian countries and the balkans.

  • C G Saturation

    Mainstream media lies have gotten even more ridiculous. Their “reporting” is always so insanely one-sided, which is censorship in itself. The sad part is most people still trust the media 100%. There is no hope for those people.

    I’m more than tired of only being able to say “I told you so” because nobody wanted to listen until it’s way too late. I just want to get away from all the stupidity. But there’s nowhere to go that’s completely safe.

    • C G Saturation

      Just saw this link about Facebook and Google deciding on what they consider “fake news”:

      If true, it sets a ridiculously dangerous precedent for censorship of actual facts. Even Breitbart is listed on there, as is ProjectVeritas that posted footage of Hillary’s campaign doing dirty shit.

      • That list is strange, but that’s just from someone working at Facebook listed as a suggestion for fake news sites that shouldn’t be using Google’s Adsense.

  • Reaper of Salt

    What a sad, sad world we live in where special snowflakes across that globe can’t even take a joke. May Kek guide and watch over us on our journey to shitposting. Praise Kek.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I really think the United Kingdom and Germany need to taken off the “free” list. You’re not free to use the internet if you can go to jail or get fined for “offense” posting.

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    • Wow… that’s just really awful. That kind of censorship is only going to make people further resent immigrants and refugees.

      • C G Saturation

        I’m pretty sure that’s their intention. They seem to be trying to create civil wars and get countries to tear themselves apart.

        • Seems kind of wasted on the apathetic UK, though.

          I doubt the people could get off their asses long enough to engage in a civil war.

          • Alistair

            We are mostly free, because unless you really send a death/Rape threat the authority will leave you alone.

            Do UK Stop us watching Porn No.

            Do UK stop us playing hentai games (Nutaku) No

            Do UK stop us calling hurtful Names like Fat, cunt Arse, ugly etc etc Or “You suck” No

            Do UK censored video games all our games are uncensored the witcher 3 was uncensored in UK the NA was censored

            However to be fair the UK is trying to go the China ways and slapping a age gate on porn that would allow censorship.

            If all off the above are censored then please remove us from the free list.

      • Hawk Hopper

        …and they’ll also resent people like George Soros and Merkel. It’s a bad time for the elites and it’ll only get worse if they keep doing this.

        • I imagine more people despise, hate and detest the likes of Soros, Merkel and the Murdoch family. It’s at a point where people like that are only desired to be seen in the news when it’s an obituary.

    • giygas

      The Canadian government appears to be edging towards censorship as well. When a terrorist attack happens, what is the government and police departments most concerned about? Instances of “hate speech” increasing. FUCK these liberals.