World map of Internet censorship: Ukraine - in the zone of freedom
Internet censorship (English "Internet Censorship") - control and suppression of publication or access to information on the Internet. The emergence of Internet censorship is due to the absence of any national borders on the Internet. The general problem of Internet censorship can be defined as follows: information, by transcribing the laws of the state (the regime of the current government) and blocked on internal resources, can be published on web servers in other countries.
The WhoIsHostingThis blog analyzed the degree of openness of the Internet in different countries and collected the data in a map of the world's Internet censorship. Analysts analyzed the number of forbidden topics and categories of content that can be cleared in the online space of these countries. And it turned out that Ukraine is one of the most free Internet zones in the world. More information - in infographics.
Ukraine - in the white zone on the map of Internet censorship, like almost all of Western Europe, Australia and North and South America. This means that there are few or no bans. So according to WhoIsHostingThis censorship in our country are subject only to torrent sites.
Black on the map marked the most unfree countries in which censorship also extends to social networks and political media, and pornography is also banned. Almost all Asia on the map is depicted in black and gray tones. The most "dark" from the point of view of Internet freedom countries, it is expected, are China, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. North Korea boasts the deepest shade of black.
Some post-Soviet countries or countries from the sphere of influence of the USSR, in particular, Belarus, Moldova, Syria and Russia, are also marked as those in which the political theme is still tightly controlled. In some of them, blocking for citizens is also subject to content in social networks.
Compilers note that this map does not take into account state supervision, which is obviously carried out even in countries with a high level of freedom of the Internet.
Recall that North Korea historically carries a torch at the Olympics on the closure of the Internet. The Internet is there (in fact, no), but small. A total of 28 North Korean sites. And to look at them is a pleasure. Access to the global web is in the hands of the elect. And then they are allowed to go to about 5000 painstakingly selected and approved by the government web resources.
Via ain.ua & whoishostingthis.com