Blocking online content
In the interest of maintaining Blah blah blah blahblah blah blah this glorious nation.
The censorship of information is a phenomenon undoubtedly as old as our species itself, and the suppression of information on the internet is an act carried out by most, if not all, countries in the world to varying degrees. While most democratic nations enforce blocking relating to copyrights (such as pirated, BBC or Netflix content) or obscene material (such as child porn), other nations habitually block foreign news sources and public forums to control its citizens’ knowledge and discussions. While there are ways to circumvent blocked information — such as VPNs, DNS services and locationmasking web surfing tools like Tor or Orbot — governments of certain nations and individual companies are attempting to crack down on such services to regain control over who can see what. In an age where the vast majority of people believe that access to the internet is a basic human right, there is a disturbing amount of censorship online, and with no signs of stopping.