The internet is growing less free around the world, and democracy itself is withering under its influence. Disinformation and propaganda disseminated online have poisoned the public sphere.
Freedom House's report, "Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis" key findings:
Governments around the world are dramatically increasing their efforts to manipulate information on social media, threatening the notion of the internet as a liberating technology.
Internet freedom has declined for the sixth consecutive year, with more governments than ever before targeting social media and communication apps as a means of halting the rapid dissemination of information, particularly during anti-government pr
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report.