GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Censorship Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In 2020, 17,432 cases were documented of journalists and media workers who were subject to censorship, according to the Journalism Is Not A Crime initiative."

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"In 2021, Turkey has blocked 408,494 websites since the year 2014."

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"According to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index, North Korea is ranked as the worst country for press freedom due to extreme censorship."

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"Reporters Without Borders recorded 387 detentions of journalists in 2020, a 12% increase over the previous year, much of it related to censorship efforts."

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"In China, nearly 450 million social media posts are censored annually."

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"In 2019, it was found that 34% of Americans believe the news media should be protected from censorship by the U.S. government."

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"In the first half of 2020, almost 277,000 pieces of content were removed from Facebook due to censorship laws."

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"83% of all internet users use a platform where censorship is practiced, such as Google or Facebook, as analyzed in 2016."

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"In 2020, Pakistan requested Google to remove 20,707 items."

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"In Iran, around half of the top 500 visited websites worldwide are blocked as of 2014."

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"In 2019, YouTube removed over 5 million videos globally for content policy violations."

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"There are 13 countries, including China, Iran, and North Korea, that have "Pervasive" levels of Internet censorship as per the OpenNet initiative."

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"In 2021, 34% of books challenged or banned in U.S. schools and libraries included content that addressed racial or social injustice."

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"Instagram removed over 1 million accounts over the period of July-Sept in 2020 for violating the hate speech policy."

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"In 2020, Twitter removed 2,546,820 pieces of content for abuse violations."

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"About 57% of the world's people live in countries where internet censorship is classified as severe."

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"In 2018, at least online 456 writers, journalists, and public intellectuals were imprisoned or detained for their writing, a large portion due to censorship."

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"In 2021, Russia made 1,306 requests to Google to remove content."

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"In 2020, censorship increased in India with 1,406 requests made to Google for content removal."

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"As of March 2021, 22% of the U.S. population reported having an experience where their social media content was censored."

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