Governments Turn Social Media into a Weapon Worldwide

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Internet freedom took a nosedive over the last year, with governments doing more than ever to spread disinformation on social media and attacks in the “real world” also surging against dissident speech, according to a new survey.

The Freedom on the Net report, published by Freedom House, found that only a quarter of users enjoy a “free” internet, while millions more must look over their shoulder when they try to speak freely online. Journalists are at particular risk.

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