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State of Internet Censorship 2016

Will Scott and Philipp Winter

2016 has been marked by major shifts in political policy towards the Internet in Turkey and Thailand, a renegotiation of the responsibilities of content platforms in the west, and a continued struggle for control over the Internet around the world. Turbulent times, indeed. In this session, we'll survey what's changed in Internet surveillance and censorship in the last year, and provide context for the major changes affecting the net today.