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North Korea, China and Russia are the top internet censorship charts



In a new study published by Comparitech.com, a website that compares privacy tools, countries are ranked according to the extent of their internet censorship. The study says North Korea takes the crown while China ranks second, followed by Russia, Iran and Turkmenistan.

The website considered a total of 10 factors:

  • Torrents restricted
  • Torrents prohibited
  • Pornography restricted
  • Pornography prohibited
  • Political media restricted
  • Political media heavily censored
  • Social media restricted
  • VPNs restricted
  • VPNs prohibited [1
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North Korea scored a whopping 10 out of 10 on this map, with China scoring 9 points. Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran scored 7 points in this survey. Internet censorship is a major problem around the world as more and more countries try to suppress or control online content in one way or another.