SO WHAT IS INTERNET CENSORSHIP?
• control of access to information
• suppression of the publishing one can contribute
The 5 countries ( in order of extremism) that do the most web censorship are:
3. Saudi Arabia
The Reporters Without Borders organization considers Cuba "one of the worlds most repressive countries" when it comes to censoring the internet. As a place where many of us have travelled I am going to expand on the details of the censorship these people experience.
• filtering software is used to block sensitive information
• websites and emails are controlled before the public has access to them
• the sale of personal computers in Cuba were illegal until very recently
It is extremely different than the society that we, as Canadians, are used to.
This class blog allows us to share and represent ourselves in a way that many in the populations of the countries above could never even imagine.
BUT WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?
Cuba is a country experiencing many social and economic problems. As a communist country their main goal in censoring the Internet is to prevent political content that is against its socialist ideology.
Do you think these people are being protected or suppressed?
Have you ever experienced censorship in North American culture?