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Iceland has (probably) the most free internet in the world (and no, they didn’t force us to blog this…)

Iceland has (probably) the most free internet in the world (and no, they didn’t force us to blog this…)
Iceland has (probably) the most free internet in the world (and no, they didn’t force us to blog this…)

Iceland has recently been found to have probably the most free internet in the world. Not free as in you don’t have to pay for it, but free in the sense that it faces the least restrictions according to a number of metrics: such as Obstacles to Access, Limits on Content (Censorship etc.), Violation of User Rights (Legal Repercussions to Disobedience etc.). In all, Iceland scored 6 points out of a possible 100. The next contender on the list was Estonia, with 16 out of 100.

This all appears against a backdrop of a disconcerting global trend towards a more restrictive internet. The major limitation to the 2014 report is that it only covers 65 countries, so comparison between for instance Iceland and other Scandinavian countries is not possible. Still it gives a good overall view of global trends in different parts of the world.

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