The non-profit's annual Freedom on the Net report makes for grim reading for those who fear the democratic process is being undermined by manipulation of sentiment on social platforms.
Freedom House says China was the world's worst abuser of internet freedom for a third straight year, due to stepped-up online censorship, a new law cracking down on anonymity online and the imprisonment of dissidents using the web.
Russia's online efforts to influence the American election have been well documented, but the United States was hardly alone in this respect.
Online manipulation and disinformation tactics were used in elections of around 18 countries in the past year, Freedom House claims, including the USA presidential elections.
"The effects of these rapidly spreading techniques on democracy and civic activism are potentially devastating", he added.
Disinformation tactics contributed to a seventh consecutive year of overall decline in internet freedom, as did a rise in disruptions to mobile internet service and increases in physical and technical attacks on human rights defenders and independent media. The Ethiopian government totally shut down mobile networks for two months in a state of emergency during wide-scale anti-government protests.
Overall 32 of the 65 countries in the report have seen their internet freedom deteriorate over the previous year, most notably in Ukraine, Egypt and Turkey.
UBI posts Rs 344.83 crore net loss in Q2
The bank's operating profit saw a 34.5 per cent y-o-y dip to Rs 286 crore against Rs 436.59 crore in the year-ago period. Remaining Rs 325.89 crore will be provided in next two quarters as permitted under RBI directions", the bank said.
Zero point equals the most internet free country, while the 100 point is the worst indicator. Government techniques include the use of paid commentators, trolls, bots, false news sites, and propaganda outlets to inflate their support and essentially endorse themselves.
The report picks out the Philippines, where the current administration has hired an army of posters to amplify support for Duterte's bloody crackdown on drug dealers; and Turkey, where 6000 netizens have apparently been recruited to do the government's bidding online. It notes that 6,000 people reportedly were employed on social media by Turkey's ruling party to counter government opposition.
Freedom House, a global organisation working for the expansion of freedom and democracy, conducted the survey titled "Freedom on the Net" assessing 65 countries including Bangladesh on their levels of internet and digital media freedom.
"When trying to combat online manipulation from overseas, it is important for countries not to overreach", Kelly said.
"The solution to manipulation and disinformation lies not in censoring websites but in teaching citizens how to detect fake news and commentary", Kelly warned.
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The regional bloc is expected to hit North Korea for its missile tests , in a draft Chairman's statement . The "latest statistics", noted Duterte, showed "robust" ties between the 10-member ASEAN and South Korea.
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Paisley will bring along with him Dustin Lynch , Chase Bryant , and "multi-instrumentalist" Lindsay Ell . Paisley has sold more than 12 million albums and put 32 songs onto the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
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And for every male cast mate and crew member who has reached out to our group of women to offer their support these last few days. Sometimes we wouldn't luck out and he'd just squeeze his disgusting body in between us and put his arms around us, grinning.
The consensus rating is 2.6, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. (NYSE:AAP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. For instance, insider trading is illicit when the trader has special information, which is not available to other shareholders.
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The court also questioned how he can continue to be a minister despite filing a petition against the state government. Speaking to the media later, Tankha said they are studying the verdict and will decide on what needs to be done.
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Trump's incoherent message to America's allies in Asia
Trump kicked off his trip in Hawaii on November 3, before traveling to Japan , South Korea , China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He has cultivated a close relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping , resulting in China going far beyond mandated U.N.
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In the photo's caption, she recounted the story. "Blessings to everyone involved", wrote one commenter on WHBQ's Facebook page. When the transaction was over and the man walked away, Bowlin thanked the cashier for being so kind and patient with him.
Ndume can resume on Wednesday - Senate
Ekweremadu said that the resolution was without prejudice to the legal tussle surrounding Ndume's suspension. The decision was announced by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, after a close door session.
Judgement reserved in Imran Khan's disqualification case
During the hearing, Justice Saqib Nisar asked if hiding assets in the nomination paper was a mistake or deliberate lying. Akram Sheikh, the lawyer representing Abbasi, claimed that the the PTI chief had changed his stance 18 times.