Freedom of speech - how much is invested in this concept. But at the same time, few of the other abstract human freedoms can compare with this one in terms of the number of all kinds of "but". Even in the most liberated countries in this regard, there is an incredible number of loopholes and nuances that call into question the functionality of this idea. Nevertheless, there are states where everything is very bad with this, and first of all it affects the Internet - the "land of the free".
Vietnam is very fond of Western investments. At the same time, he does not really like Western values, including Freedom of Speech. In 2013, the country's leadership passed a controversial Internet censorship law that prohibited social media users and bloggers from compiling and collecting (and even citing) information from government websites and in the state press. What is it dictated by? Of course, in the interests of national security! In any case, this not entirely intelligible law alone made Vietnam one of the most unfree countries in terms of the Internet.
In Ethiopia, an entire agency is involved in censoring the Internet - the Information and Network Security Agency. It is curious that the activities of this department directly violate the laws of Ethiopia itself regarding the private life of people and the right to freedom of speech. However, the prevalence rate of the Internet among the population of this country is 1%, so it falls into the list of "most censored" mainly due to dry statistics.
In Sudan, any content that "brings evil to society" is very tightly filtered. It is quite obvious that all this is not done with good intentions and not out of concern for the moral character of the citizen (however, it depends on how you look at it). Fighting everything “immoral and blasphemous” on the web, Sudan has also become infamous for online manipulation during the country's election campaigns.
4. Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, websites are blocked for two reasons. The first is the immorality of the resource. As a rule, pornographic portals fall into this category. The second is the decision of the security committee. At first glance, everything looks not scary at all, because many countries practice this, with a very free Internet! But the CA receives hundreds of lock requests every day. To date, the authorities have blocked more than 400 sites. At the same time, the country's leadership does not hide the actions of censorship.
5. North Korea
Only a few individuals have access to the real Internet in North Korea. There is only one internet cafe in the capital of the country. This is already enough to recognize this country as the most unfree in the world wide web.
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