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The Internet has revolutionized fundamental rights like the “Freedom of Speech” as recognized by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to “Freedom of Information” as recognized by the World Summit on the Information Society.

Nevertheless, many countries like China, North Korea and Iran heavily censor the Internet. But also citizens of European countries are exposed to governments trying to regulate the internet, often in well-intentioned attempts to protect its citizens but disputable nonetheless.

In this blog I will examine internet censorship in Europe as part of a university assignment for the subject “Internet Cultures and Governance”.

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