Internet Censorship : India is now the new champion
A study conducted in the last 8 months in South Asia and the Middle East depicts that Indian access providers are blocking sites that displease the Indian government much more than others.
India may regularly recall that it is “the largest democracy in the world“, but it is far from being the best as far as respect of human rights is concerned. A survey released on April 25 by The Indian Express, in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and Radio Canada, clearly illustrates that the country of Narendra Modi is much more repressive than its neighbours on the Internet. In this region of the world, “telecom operators and Indian web access providers are the ones blocking the largest number of sites,” the newspaper pointed out.
Internet filtering is essentially a repression of freedom. As more people use the internet to communicate, obtain information, socialize, and conduct commerce, governments have stepped up efforts to regulate, but in some instances tightly control this medium. Reports of website blocking and filtering, content manipulation, attacks on and imprisonment of bloggers, and cyberattacks have all increased sharply in recent years. If freedom of speech and expression is not a vain phrase in any democracy, so must be the right to internet freedom…