by Mike Masnick
Fri, Feb 11th 2011 7:39pm
Shocklee points us to some fantastic infographics about global internet censorship, including this first one highlighting levels of internet censorship around the globe. Frankly, it looks like in some of the areas where there's "no censorship," it might just be that there's not much internet usage. Also, I do wonder how accurate or up-to-date some of it is. For example, it says there's no internet censorship in Venezuela, but we were just discussing some content regulations there.
Then there's a Venn diagram that tries to highlight exactly what the censorship "is about." As this critique of the infographics suggests, it's not the greatest, since the specific points are somewhat subjective.
There's also this infographic explaining how the censorship generally works, which is interesting, but different countries use different methods, so I'm not quite sure how informative just this graphic is alone.
Either way, in combination, it suggests that there's a fair bit of internet censorship that goes on around the world.
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