Of the 65 countries evaluated, which account for 87% of the global network usage, the results of the election have been shown to be more serious than those of the United States resulting from false news. It is reported that voters have been subject to opposition information from candidates, network robots and network spray.
Sanja Kelly, director of Freedom Net, pointed out that some governments are now using social media to suppress dissent and promote an anti-democratic process that is not only perceptible to people but also more difficult than other types of censorship because it is very fragmented and uses a significant amount of People and cyborgs.
The report points out that the technologies that have the most impact on mainstream opinions include:
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In addition to the common tactics mentioned above, some governments also adopt specific tactics such as establishing a "keyboard force" in the Philippines, which is primarily responsible for promoting online the government's crackdown on drug trafficking.
It is also worrying that journalists have been attacked by the internet for content they share on the web. Freedom House reported that this type of network attack increased by 50% in the past year, with Syria, Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan being the most prominent ones.