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Privatizing Censorship, Eroding Privacy FREEDOM ON THE NET 2015

27 Oct 2015

In Venezuela, the majority Criticism of Authorities: A remarkable 47 of the of blocking activity pertained to information about 65 countries assessed censored criticism of the the black-market dollar exchange rate; photos of authorities, the military, or the ruling family. [...] Unlike in the European decision, this protected Google from liability and did not order the legislation also allows public figures to make such search engine to remove links, the newspaper was requests, setting the stage for the possible censorship required to publish an update reflecting the verdict, of information in the public interest. [...] This difference is evident from the comparison between a country’s score on Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2015 (represented as the bar graph) and Freedom of the Press 2015 (represented as the scatterplot, ) sur- veys, the latter of which measures media freedom in the broadcast, radio, and print domains. [...] Legal Environment The Angolan constitution provides for freedom of expression and the press, and the country was one of the first in Africa to enact a freedom of information law in 2002, though in practice, the gov- ernment and authorities routinely flout these rights. [...] The Facebook post in question was the user’s account of his abuse at the hands of a military general, prompting the general to arrest the Facebook user for the post.
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