Global Website Sensorship

Published: Wednesday, 05/23/2007 12:00 am EDT

A new study by the University of Toronto, University of Cambridge in England, and Harvard University released last week found that governments in at least 25 countries around the world block websites for political or social reasons, the Associated Press reported. China, Iran, Burma, Syria, Tunisia and Vietnam were cited as having the most stringent controls on political sites. Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen had the strictest social controls, including the blocking of pornography, gambling and homosexual sites.

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