Free speech and privacy on the wane across the world
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Autocratic rule, increased media restrictions and use of mass surveillance affect almost half global population, researchers find

Nearly half the world’s people are living in countries where their freedom of speech and right to privacy are being eroded, researchers have found.

“Strongman” regimes seeking to squash voices of dissent and solidify political power are increasingly monitoring citizens through technology, cracking down on protests and jailing journalists, according to a ranking of 198...

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