Censorship Regime in India UPSC NOTE

 Declining state of global Internet freedom

  • According to a new report by Freedom House, global Internet freedom has declined for the 13th consecutive year.

  • The environment for human rights online has deteriorated in 29 countries, 

  • Only 20 countries registering net gains.

  • The 13th edition of an annual study of human rights online, covers developments between June 2022 and May 2023. 

  • The sharpest rise in digital repression was witnessed in Iran.

Declining state of global Internet freedom

  • China, for the ninth straight year, was ranked as the world’s worst environment for Internet freedom, with Myanmar the world’s second most repressive for online freedom.

Role of Artificial Intelligence

  • AI-enabled digital repression in India.

  • AI-based moderation tools for broadly defined types of content — such as speech that could undermine public order, decency, morality, or the country’s sovereignty, integrity, and security, or content that officials had previously ordered removed.”

India's Situation

  • India government citied the order to Youtube and X on BBC documentary on Gujarat riots.

  • As the country prepares for general elections in 2024, the government’s expanding censorship regime.

  • This will create an uneven playing field by silencing criticism of and independent reporting on the ruling party.

Internet Freedom Score of India 

  • On a range of 1 to 100, where ‘100’ represented highest digital freedom.

  •  India scored 50, while Iceland, with 94, has the best Internet freedom.



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