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World map of Internet censorship: Ukraine is in a freedom zone

Карта интернет-цензуры

Internet censorship (English “Internet Censorship”) - control and suppression of publication or access to information on the Internet. Internet censorship owes its appearance to the absence of any national borders on the Internet. The general problems of Internet censorship can be defined as follows: information that contradicts the laws of the state (the regime of the current government) and is blocked on internal resources can be published on web servers in other countries.

WhoIsHostingThis blog analyzed the degree of openness of the Internet in different countries and collected the data into a map of global Internet censorship. Analysts analyzed the number of prohibited topics and categories of content that may be subject to purges in the online space of these countries. And it turned out that Ukraine is one of the freest 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 the Americas. This means that there are few or almost no prohibitions. So according to WhoIsHostingThis, only torrent sites are subject to censorship in our country.

Black on the map marks the most non-free countries in which censorship also applies to social networks and political media, and pornography is also prohibited. Almost all of Asia on the map is depicted in black and gray. The “darkest” countries in terms of Internet freedom are expected to be 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, content for social networks is also blocked for fellow citizens.

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The 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 Internet freedom.

Recall that North Korea historically carries a torch at the Olympics on the closeness of the Internet. There is Internet (actually not), but small. A total of 28 North Korean sites. And looking at them is a pleasure. Access to the global web is available to the elite. And then they are allowed to go to about 5,000 painstakingly selected and approved by the government web resources.

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