Uzbekistan enjoys freer Internet, as Freedom House updates its rating

Uzbekistan enjoys freer Internet, as Freedom House updates its rating

International human rights organization Freedom House has released a new annual ranking of Internet freedom in different countries.

The report estimates Internet freedom in 65 countries, accounting for 87 percent of all Internet users.

According to experts of the organization, governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and control their citizens. As a result of these trends, global Internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive year.

The top five countries with the freest Internet are Iceland, Estonia, Canada, Germany, Australia.

Uzbekistan in comparison with last year has improved its indicator and today stays at 58th position out of 65, Russia – 51, Ukraine – 32, Belarus –  48, Kazakhstan – 50.

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