Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,228 Reviews & Articles | 62,371 News Posts

The United States has been labeled 'an enemy of the Internet'

Reporters Without Borders has published its list of "Enemies of the Internet," a list which the US is now on
By: Anthony Garreffa | Current Affairs News | Posted: Mar 15, 2014 5:34 am

Reporters Without Borders has released its latest list of "Enemies of the Internet," a list that it designed to bring attention to countries that are not disrupt the freedom of information with propaganda, surveillance, and censorship. A list that the United States of America is now on.




Over the past twelve months, we've seen Edward Snowden reveal the NSA's secrets, and much more. United States is now on the same list as Cuba, Iran, North Korea and China. Reporters Without Borders notes that entire governments aren't doing the spying themselves, but rather government agencies, like the NSA.


Reporters Without Borders says that this is a big problem, as those governments are setting a bad example by allowing the spying, where they said: "The mass surveillance methods employed in these three countries, many of them exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, are all the more intolerable because they will be used and indeed are already being used by authoritarians countries such as Iran, China, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to justify their own violations of freedom of information."


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!