– Myanmar, Belarus, and Uganda witnessed the best deteriorations in internet freedom amid electoral and constitutional crises, in line with Freedom House report. [hindustantimes.com] | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2021 09:04 PM IST China and Pakistan are among the many backside 10 international locations on the worldwide rankings on internet freedom launched by a world freedom advocacy group. Washington-based Freedom House has printed a report titled “Freedom on the Net 2021: The Global Drive to Control Big Tech” which claimed international internet freedom declined for the eleventh consecutive year. Myanmar, Belarus, and Uganda witnessed the best deteriorations in internet freedom amid electoral and constitutional crises. Myanmar reported a large 14-point decline, the most important for the reason that group began the documentation project. Myanmar’s navy not too long ago captured energy in a coup and incessantly shut down the internet to crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. On the opposite hand, Iceland, Canada and Germany have been among the many top 10 international locations with larger internet freedom. The report has measured the extent of internet freedom for 70 international locations and assigns them numerical scores starting from 100 (the freest nation) to zero (the least free). The report determines the extent of internet freedom by analyzing three broad classes: obstacles to entry; limits on content material; and violations of consumer rights. Also Read: RTI filed on authorities use of ‘facial recognition’ in airports, Covid-19 vaccination Countries with scores between 70 to 100 are designated as ‘Free’ on internet freedom standing whereas these with factors between 40 to 69 are designated as ‘Partly-free’. Countries scoring lower than 39 are designated as ‘Not free’. China remained the world’s worst abuser of internet freedom for the seventh consecutive year and failed to attain a single level in the ‘violation of user rights’ class. “The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is tightening its control over the state bureaucracy, the media, online speech, religious groups, universities, businesses, and civil society associations, and it has undermined its own already modest rule-of-law reforms,” the [report](//freedomhouse.org/country/china/freedom-net/2021) says. Here’s the checklist of the top 10 international locations with the very best stage of internet freedom: – Iceland – Estonia – Canada – Costa Rica – Taiwan – Germany – France – UK – Georgia – Japan Here’s the checklist of the top 10 international locations with the bottom stage of internet freedom: – China – Iran – Myanmar – Cuba – Vietnam – Saudi Arabia – Pakistan – Egypt – UAE – Ethiopia Close