Referendum: the Arabs reject the absolute Government control online





Varied opinions of participants in the referendum “Arabic news portal technology” about their vision for the limits of Government controls on the Internet, where the control group was considered a way to clamp down on users with another group considered the importance of the oversight, they agreed on the need for limits to such control.

The results of the referendum “Arabic news portal technology” that the largest proportion of Internet users, participants, that Government censorship online is a way to compromise the privacy of users.

Thought up 38.38 percent% of participants in the referendum that the censorship imposed by the Government on the Internet is a way to penetrate the privacy, with the proportion of 27.55% of participants that Government control over the Internet as long as the limits are required.

Considered a 23.23% of the quality of Government oversight is a security tool to restrict the freedoms of Internet users.

In contrast, the small proportion of participants in the referendum amounted to 10.83 percent said Government controls on the Internet due to security reasons.

The pretext of security concerns are more based on Governments around the world to justify the control of Internet and local user activity analysis.

Participated in the referendum the “Arabic news portal technology” some 1,274 Internet users from 41 countries around the world.

It should be noted that the majority of Internet users participating in the referendum, from the Arabic countries have expressed their opposition to the absolute control of the network, where the largest proportion of users in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, that Government censorship is a way to penetrate the privacy, with the highest percentage found in the UAE, Egypt and Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia and the Sudan that it wanted but which, while calling for greater Syria and Libya as a means of security to restrict freedoms.
What do you think about government censorship on the Internet? (Poll closed)
A means of penetrating the privacy of users 38.38%(489 votes)

Wanted within limits 27.55%(351 votes)

Security means to restrict fundamental freedoms 23.23%(296 votes)

Due to security concerns 10.83%(138 votes)

All votes: 1274

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