Internet censorship has evolved. In Version 1.0, censorship was impossible; in Version 2.0, it was a characteristic of repressive regimes; and in Version 3.0, it spread to democracies who desired to use technology to restrain unwanted information. Its latest iteration, Version 3.1, involves near-ubiquitous censorship by democratic and authoritarian countries alike. This article suggests a set of responses to censorship that cabin its abuses and push it toward more legitimate methods.
- Internet censorship
- government censorship
- government transparency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications