Radio Free Asia (RFA) Chinese Edition recently reported that Freedom House just released its 2019 annual Internet freedom Report, which shows China ranked last on the list as the worst country in violating cyber freedom. This is the fourth consecutive year for China to rank at the bottom. This year is the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre and there are massive protests currently going on in Hong Kong. The Chinese government has further intensified its Internet control. The Freedom House ranking is mainly based on Internet connection barriers, restrictions on contents, and the protections of netizens’ rights. China scored zero on protection of netizens’ rights. The Report indicated that China utilizes cutting-edge data analytics technology to monitor people online. Many netizens have been arrested as a result of speaking up online. The Freedom House report also shows that, for the past nine consecutive years, cyber freedom has been on the decline around the globe. Even the United States suffered a decline. More and more countries are monitoring and even manipulating social media.
Source: RFA Chinese, November 5, 2019