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[liberationtech] ONI Summarized Global Internet Filtering Data Now Available for Download

Masashi Nishihata masashi at citizenlab.org
Thu Nov 3 10:54:58 PDT 2011


Hi Will,

Thanks much for your suggestions. We will take it under consideration
for the next release and welcome further feedback.

All best,
Masashi


On 03/11/2011 1:50 PM, Will Doherty wrote:
> Hi Masashi,
>
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> Although I understand your explanation, I still find it misleading to
> publish charts such as the map of "Social" Internet filtering at
> http://map.opennet.net/filtering-soc.html
>
> The U.S. clearly has a very broad national level filtering regime,
> detectable without any testing whatsoever due to the implementation of
> the Children's Internet Protection Act.
>
> Perhaps the map could show some other kind of coding for "untested"
> areas that clearly are suffering the impact of major filtering due to
> state policy, such as in the United States.
>
> Thanks again for your reply,
>
> Will
>
>
> At 10:41 AM 11/3/2011, Masashi Nishihata wrote:
>> Hi Will,
>>
>> Thanks for your interest in the data and questions. To clarify this data
>> does not include testing in US libraries or educational institutions in
>> the US, as the overview data is intended to document the depth and
>> breadth of national level filtering regimes rather than institutional
>> level. Also we do not test for child pornography content in any country
>> due to legal and ethical restrictions.  Because we have not collected
>> technical data to verify the depth and breadth of child pornography
>> content filtering or filtering in libraries and schools in the US the
>> social filtering measure is rated as no evidence.
>>
>> While this data release is focused on national level filtering, research
>> into institutional level filtering in schools and libraries is an area
>> of interest for the ONI, which we have explored.  For example,  our
>> latest edited volume Access Contested: Security, Identity and Resistance
>> in Asian Cyberspace includes a chapter on institutional level filtering
>> in the Philippines "Competing Values Regarding Internet Use in  'Free'
>> Philippine Social Institutions"  by Erwin A. Alampay, Joselito C. Olpoc,
>> and Regina M. Hechanova. The entire book is available for free download
>> from the International Development Research Centre here (and will be up
>> on opennet.net very soon):
>> http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/47209/1/133582.pdf
>>
>> All best,
>> Masashi
>>
>> -- 
>> Masashi Nishihata
>> Research Manager, Citizen Lab
>> Munk School of Global Affairs
>> University of Toronto
>>
>> Web: http://www.citizenlab.org <http://www.citizenlab.org/>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 03/11/2011 12:23 PM, Will Doherty wrote:
>> > Dear Masashi Nishihata,
>> >
>> > How can the OpenNet Initiative report document on a chart that there
>> > is "no evidence" of "Social" filtering in the United States when the
>> > report itself lists the effects of filtering technologies mandated by
>> > the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)?
>> >
>> > Sincerely,
>> >
>> > Will Doherty
>> > Online Policy Group
>> >
>> > At 09:02 AM 11/3/2011, you wrote:
>> >> The OpenNet Initiative is pleased to announce the availability of our
>> >> summarized global Internet filtering data as a downloadable CSV file
>> >> under a Creative Commons license. The data provides an overview of the
>> >> most recent ONI ratings of the breadth and depth of Internet
>> censorship
>> >> in seventy-four countries across four content categories (political,
>> >> social, Internet tools and conflict/security). This release makes ONI
>> >> data more accessible to researchers, journalists, and data mash-up
>> >> developers.
>> >>
>> >> The data is available on ourresearch<http://opennet.net/research>page
>> >> <http://opennet.net/research%3Epage>
>> >> (http://opennet.net/sites/opennet.net/files/ONI_data-20111102.zip
>> >> <http://opennet.net/research>), along with adescription of our
>> >> methodology
>> >>
>> (http://opennet.net/sites/opennet.net/files/ONIDatareadme_Nov%202011.pdf
>> >> )
>> >>
>> >> This release is in part timed for Hack4Transparency
>> >> (http://www.euhackathon.eu/)being
>> >> <http://www.euhackathon.eu/%29being> held November 8-9, 2011 in
>> >> Brussels as
>> >> part of ONI support for the event.
>> >>
>> >> We are excited to see what the community does with this data and
>> invite
>> >> feedback and suggestions for future releases.
>> >>
>> >> See Orginal blog post here:
>> >>
>> http://opennet.net/blog/2011/11/oni-summarized-global-internet-filtering-data-now-available-download
>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Masashi Nishihata
>> >> Research Manager, Citizen Lab
>> >> Munk School of Global Affairs
>> >> University of Toronto
>> >>
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-- 
Masashi Nishihata
Research Manager, Citizen Lab
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto

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