Censorship 2.0: As authorities limit freedom of the Internet

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In 2012 the number of Internet users reached 2 billion 400 million people that makes more than 34% of the population of Earth.

Censorship 2.0: Authorites limit freedom of the Internet.

Censorship 2.0: Authorites limit freedom of the Internet.

The television which always was the effective instrument of promotion, gradually loses the audience who is getting confused in the World wide web. It is logical that the Internet attracts attention of the officials responsible for supply of the population by the «necessary» information.

Leaders in the field of distribution of Internet censorship are China and a number of the Islamic states. The Arab countries, Pakistan and Iran, as a rule, block the western sites for religious reasons.

For example, in the fall of 2012 under blow there was YouTube on which the movie «Innocence of Muslims» was published. Many adherents of Islam considered this picture for themselves offensive.

The government of the People’s Republic of China, in turn, frankly «protects» citizens from objectionable data. In China the Gold Board system (Great Firewall of China) works according to which all sites are filtered on keywords, «connected with state security», and also on a black list of web pages.

With essential restrictions in the People’s Republic of Chinaare compelled to work the largest searchers of Google and Yahoo, and all Chinese sites have to be registered by the Ministry of the industry and information technologies.

Wikipedia was forbidden in the People’s Republic of China under a pretext «fight against violence promotion in mass media».