ICT for Peacebuilding

When even democracies go awry with online dissent

A growing collection of articles online suggest disturbing trends in countries not usually associated with internet and web censorship and filtering. It is extremely important that we condemn these proposed and enacted measures as vehemently as we decry actions and policies to censor online content by regimes in China, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for example.

I have covered these issues earlier as well, including regressive measures taken in the US, UK and other countries to curtail and contain online content.

France

United Kingdom

Asia

United States

5 thoughts on “When even democracies go awry with online dissent

  1. The French censorship is really disturbing. This is probably why their great secular, liberal, democracy has been declining for years now. The French of all people should know how important liberal values are.

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