THE PROPORTION OF THE WORLD’S INTERNET USERS THAT LIVE WITH ONLINE CENSORSHIP
According to a report from pro-democracy advocacy group Freedom House, two-thirds of people who use the internet do so with some form of censorship from their country’s government. 2016 marked the sixth consecutive year that these figures rose, indicating that governments around the world are curbing the online freedom of their citizens — particularly that of secure messaging apps, such as Whatsapp. Unsurprisingly, China is at the top of the list in terms of censorship (for the second year running), followed by Syria and Iran. We should note, though, that the report covered only 65 countries and did not include North Korea.