Freedom House

Freedom on the Net

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 in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

Freedom House's report, "Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis" key findings:

Manipulating Social Media to Undermine Democracy

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.

Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure

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

Freedom of the Press 2014: Media Freedom Hits Decade Low

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report.