Net freedom study finds more govts blocking IM, social apps

Wednesday 16 November 2016 | 12:51 CET | News
A growing number of countries around the world are restricting access to social media and communications apps, either to censor content or to protect local telecom operators, according to the annual 'Freedom on the Net' study by the NGO Freedom House. Of the 65 countries assessed in the report, governments in 24 impeded access to social media and communication tools, up from 15 the previous year. Governments in 15 countries temporarily shut down access to the entire internet or mobile networks, sometimes solely to prevent users from disseminating information through social media.

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