The Freedom House released its Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report for the year 2019. The title of the report is The Crisis of Social Media. The report recorded an overall decline in global internet freedom between June 2018 and May 2019.
♦ The international internet rights group said that China was ranked as the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom for the fourth consecutive year.
♦ India secured an overall score of 55 in the Freedom on the Net 2019 report. India was declared partly free in its internet freedom status.
♦ It also declared Pakistan as not free in terms of internet freedom status for the ninth consecutive year. Pakistan was listed among the worst 10 countries in the world for internet and digital media freedom.
Freedom on the net:
Freedom on the Net consists of cutting-edge analysis, fact-based advocacy, and on-the-ground capacity building. It is a comprehensive study of internet freedom in 65 nations across the globe. The report chose specific countries to represent diverse geographical regions. It covers 87% of the world’s total internet users.
The 2019 edition is the ninth report in the series. It focused on internet freedom in the period between June 2018 and May 2019.