The number of websites being censored in Saudi Arabia doubled a couple of weeks after Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the country’s consulate in Istanbul, according to an initiative that tracks internet censorship. While the increased censorship is not surprising, the results show how skillful automated tracking has become at sniffing out repression.
Details may be found in an article by Martin Giles in the MIT Technology Review at: http://bit.ly/2R7M9qY.
Sadly, similar methods are available to any government that wishes to censor news stories.
Categories: Online Privacy & Security