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Report: Freedom of Internet Declines for 7th Consecutive Year

With 2018 first approaching,it’s time to look back at the year that was most eventful.

Governments around the world are increasing control over use of the internet and social media, according to the latest report by the Freedom House organization. In 2017, officials in many countries accused dissidents of spreading fake news as a pretext to silence them. Online propaganda and uncontrolled harvesting of personal data have permeated the internet in the past year. A Freedom House expert told VOA these trends are a major threat to democracy. Zlatica Hoke has this story.VOA NEWS

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