Twenty-five out of 41 governments studied block or filter Net content, says a survey by the university-backed OpenNet Initiative (ONI)
Government censorship of internet content is widespread and on the rise.
Twenty-five out of 41 governments studied block or filter internet content, according to a survey carried out by OpenNet Initiative (ONI), which is made up of groups at Cambridge University, Harvard Law School, Oxford University and the University of Toronto.
This compares to just a few countries filtering content five years ago, said the researchers.
The governments are not just blocking websites but also services and applications such as Google Maps or Skype.
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