Why Do Governments Censor The Web?

Governments around the world have begun to censor Internet activity. Just how much those governments do it, and their reasons for doing so, varies from country to country. Here is a breakdown of the growing trend of government internet censhorship and what it means for the freedom of information. China is one of the world's most notorious internet sensors.

Governments around the world have begun to censor Internet activity. Just how much those governments do it, and their reasons for doing so, varies from country to country. Here is a breakdown of the growing trend of government internet censhorship and what it means for the freedom of information. China is one of the world's most notorious internet sensors. A 2009 study found that China arrested 49 cyber dissidents, has 40,000 officials who monitor web activity, blocked 3,000 websites, and banned the use of 500 keywords.

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