Nov 022018
 
 November 2, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Abdi Latif Dahir reports:

China has consistently been ranked by digital advocates as the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom. The country, however, isn’t just tightening online controls at home but is becoming more brazen in exporting some of those techniques abroad including in Africa, says a new report from the U.S.-based think tank Freedom House.

Using a mix of official training, providing technological infrastructure to authoritarian regimes, and insisting that international companies accept its content regulations even outside of China, Beijing is becoming adept at controlling information both inside and outside its borders. Together, these trends present “an existential threat to the future of the open internet and prospects for greater democracy around the globe,” the Washington DC-based non-profit said.

Read more on Nextgov.

Joe Cadillic, who submitted the above, also sent in some additional links for interested readers:

https://freedomhouse.org/china-media/china-media-bulletin-us-china-tensions-upgraded-police-surveillance-africa-influence-no-130

https://freedomhouse.org/china-media/china-media-bulletin-chinas-growing-cyber-power-entertainment-crackdown-south-africa-censorship-no-129

https://freedomhouse.org/china-media/china-media-bulletin-expanding-surveillance-app-crackdown-confucius-institute-closures-issue-no-128

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