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Almost 40% of Internet Users Globally Don't Have Internet Freedom

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A representation of Internet connections worldwide.

Complete loss of Internet freedom includes government decisions to block specific applications and technologies, technical filtering, and Website blocking, as well as other forms of censorship.

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Iternet adoption continues to grow worldwide, more and more governments want to control what internet users can see and assert their authority over tech firms. These trends have resulted in a significant decrease in internet freedom and more restricted access to content.

According to the recent findings by the Atlas VPN team, almost 40% of internet users globally don't have internet freedom. While Icelanders have the most liberty online, Chinese internet users suffer the most from content limitations and censorship.

The data is based on Freedom on the Net 2021 report released by Freedom House. The organization is non-profit, and it conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Each country received a score from 0 to 100 based on a checklist of questions.

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