Suppression of Internet Access

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Summary Suppressing access to the internet is stifling to free speech and social evolution
Details Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations either at the behest of government or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship on their own or due to intimidation and fear.

Opinions on the topic of Internet censorship vary, with arguments being made both for and against censorship. Moreover, the extent of Internet censorship varies on a country-to-country basis. While some counties have little Internet censorship, other countries go as far as to limit the access of information such as news and suppress discussion among citizens. Internet censorship can also come about due to events such as the Arab Spring, which led to instances of censorship in an attempt to undermine the protesters

Criteria For Solutions Solutions should focus on the means to get around and/or overcome censorship of internet resources. Ideally they will allow people accessing the internets banned or censored sites or resources to remain anonymous so that consequences are not imposed upon them by the censoring authority
Scale Global
Priority Critical
Timeframe Long Term
Related Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship
Related Solutions Massive Scale Online Collaboration Anonymous Community Open Internet Available Internet Anonymous Access to the Internet Guerilla Internet Access Point Deployment
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