64% Of Internet Users Worry About Censorship

According to a new study by Go-Globe, 64% of internet users worry about government censorship online. Latin America was revealed to be the continent that was most worried about the prospect of censorship, with 78% of those questioned saying they were concerned. This compares with 54% of Europeans thinking the same way. The survey also ranked every country on internet freedom, with China coming off worst, followed by Syria, Iran and Ethiopia. However, even though only one African country was in the bottom four, governments on the continent continue to clamp down on social media. In the last few months, Uganda, Gabon, Chad, Burundi and Congo have shut down the internet during turbulent political times, whilst more democratic countries like Kenya and South Africa have also introduced social media control.