Internet Censorship Circumvention

Only 3% of all Internet users in countries that censure the Web are using censorship circumvention tools, according to a new report from the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. Ethan Zuckerman: “There are a couple of possible conclusions we could draw from these usage statistics. One is that people in censored countries either don’t know enough about these tools, why they might want them or how to find them… Another possibility is that there’s reasonably widespread knowledge of these tools, but less appetite for them than we might hope. [This report is] our way of trying to get more people thinking about the tough challenge we’ve been wrestling with – how do we think about internet censorship if it’s possible – maybe even likely – that many people aren’t interested in making an effort to access an uncensored internet?”

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