Friday, November 30, 2012

Growing Censorship by Governments Against the Internet

A chronic problem getting worse--

Google Reports Internet Censorship Government Efforts Surge 70 Percent | Top Secret Writers: "So why is there a growing desire from governments across the world to stifle netizens and remove online content? The incident that immediately springs to mind when exploring this question is the role social media played in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. The role that Twitter and Facebook played in the political unrest and protests that occurred early last year were pivotal. In the second edition of the Arab Social Media Report conducted by the Dubai School of Government gave pragmatic weight to the general surmise that: “Facebook and Twitter abetted if not enabled the historic region-wide uprisings of early 2011.”  In organizing and promoting protests via social media networking sites, the Internet ultimately played a vital role in the eventual demise of long-standing and dictatorial governments in Egypt, Syria, Libra and Tunisia. . . . "

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