Policymakers, the tech industry, and civil society should work together to address the global decline in internet freedom
The following recommendations lay out strategies that policymakers, regulators, and private companies can adopt to prevent or mitigate illiberal uses of digital technology by both domestic and foreign actors, as well as the broader societal harms that the internet can exacerbate. While reversing the global decline in internet freedom will require the participation of a range of stakeholders, governments and companies should actively partner with civil society, which has always been at the forefront in raising awareness of key problems and identifying solutions to address them.
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Freedom on the Net is a collaborative effort between Freedom House staff and a network of more than 80 researchers, who come from civil society organizations, academia, journalism, and other backgrounds, covering 70 countries.