The Internet was supposed to be the home of free speech, but the level of censorship across the globe is high and growing. How much do you know about this worrying trend?
What did Claire Perry, the Prime Minister’s advisor on censoring pornography sites, confuse a hyperlink with during a tussle with blogger Guido Fawkes?
- A kitten
- A screenshot
- An iFrame
- The Windows Start button
What is the name for China’s massive Web censorship operation?
- The Great Firewall
- Golden Firewall
- The Great Direwall
- The Great Shield
TRUE or FALSE - Pakistan is still blocking YouTube?
Russia introduced a law last year to enforce a blacklist of sites that were...
- “pro-Pussy Riot”
- “of US origin”
In the second half of 2012, how many government requests did Google receive to take down content?
TRUE or FALSE - Neo-Nazis have had their tweets censored in France, but not Germany
David Cameron is particularly fond of which ISP’s content filtering system? TalkTalk, Virgin, BT, Sky
Which company makes TalkTalk’s filtering system?
TRUE or FALSE - BNP leader Nick Griffin was banned for a week from Twitter this year
Last year, Anonymous announced plans to launch an uncensored version of Pastebin. What was it to be called?
Why did Wikipedia issue a 24-hour blackout in early 2012?
- It wanted more funding
- It was protesting US cyber security laws
- It was protesting anti-piracy legislation
- It needed to fix a database problem
The Pakistan government is believed to be using a program to filter net content. What is it called?
Most North Koreans aren’t allowed access to the World Wide Web. They have their own domestic-only network, but what is it called?
- The Great Kim Jong-Un LAN
Having already banned a range of widely-used email services in the past, Iran launched its own email service for all citizens this year, which many believe the government will use to snoop on citizens. Who will run it?
- The Iranian military
- The Iranian postal service
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad once he has stepped down
- The supreme leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei's select team
TRUE or FALSE Iran has never blocked access to Google services?
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