Freedom on the Net 2016 report: Internet freedom has declined yet again

For the sixth consecutive year, Internet freedom has declined. Of the 65 countries assessed, 34 have been on a negative trajectory since last year. That is the conclusion of this year’s Freedom on the Net report, which was presented by Freedom House in Washington DC. The report assesses the government involvement in targeting social media and communication apps. The messaging and voice communication apps targeting presents a new trend. The Report looks, besides other topics, into the unprecedented penalties that social media users face, the more diverse content governments censor, security measures that threaten free speech and privacy, and online activism in general.