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Human Rights Watchdog Says Governments Using Pandemic To Crack Down On Online Dissent

Aaron Kesel
October 20th, 2020
Activist Post
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This article was originally published by Aaron Kessel at Activist Post.

Governments around the world are using the ongoing pandemic to crack down on online dissent according to a human rights watchdog.

Washington-based Freedom House said dozens of countries have cited CV as a means “to justify expanded surveillance powers and the deployment of new technologies that were once seen as too intrusive.” They added that it marks the 10th consecutive annual decline in internet freedom, Barron’s reported.

The expansion of technological systems is enabling governments’ social control, according to the report.

“The pandemic is accelerating society’s reliance on digital technologies at a time when the internet is becoming less and less free,” said Michael Abramowitz, president of the nonprofit group.

“Without adequate safeguards for privacy and the rule of law, these technologies can be easily repurposed for political repression.”

China was singled out in the report noting, Chinese authorities “combined low- and high-tech tools not only to manage the outbreak of the coronavirus but also to deter internet users from sharing information from independent sources and challenging the official narrative.”

The report stated this shows a growing trend toward Chinese-style “digital authoritarianism” globally and a “splintering” of the internet as each government imposes its own regulations for citizens.

Freedom House said that of the estimated 3.8 billion people using the internet, just 20 percent live in countries with free internet, 32 percent in countries “partly free,” while 35 percent were in places where online activities are not free. The remainder live in countries that weren’t among the 65 assessed.

The report cited declines in countries where authorities have imposed internet shutdowns including Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and India, and in Rwanda for its use of “sophisticated spyware to monitor and intimidate exiled dissidents.”

Activist Post has previously reported that countries were using the pandemic to shutdown online dissent back in May of this year. Expressing that governments around the world were using fake news to hide behind their online censorship efforts. Hungary is one of the countries that began arresting citizens for allegedly spreading fake news related to the CV pandemic as ordered by Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary isn’t the only country that is using the CV crisis to push draconian laws on its citizens.  Activist Post previously reported early on during the CV outbreak that two individuals were arrested under Thailand’s new “Anti-Fake News Center” for spreading false information about the coronavirus. Malaysia also issued four arrests of its citizens for spreading rumors and “disinformation,” according to a report by Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. Those “suspects” included a tutor, two pharmacy assistants, and a university student whom if found guilty will face upwards to a $12,000 fine and up to 1 year in prison if convicted.

Then there is China, which arrested 8 people who were charged with spreading rumors about a virus before the coronavirus was publicly known. Beyond that, China recently highlighted what can be done with such a law by censoring a media outlet Caijing, which is one of the most reputable outlets in the country. In that article, the authors claimed that China significantly underreported both cases and deaths, especially among the elderly. (archive) (translation)

Another country, Singapore, on April 1st proposed a law to combat online fake news. Under the draft law, those who spread online falsehoods with a malicious intent to harm public interest could face jail terms of up to 10 years, Reuters reported.

Activist Post previously highlighted that the CV pandemic would be used as a Trojan horse to take away our rights and be used to push increased digital surveillance via our smartphones. But that’s not all, it also serves a means for other facial recognition technology to be more frequently used. Top10VPN continues to monitor the increase of the police state and decrease of our digital and physical rights noting the following figures.

  • 120 contact tracing apps are available in 71 countries
  • 45 apps now use Google and Apple’s API
  • The U.S. has 23 apps, more than any other country in the world
  • 19 apps, with 4 million downloads combined, have no privacy policy

Digital Tracking Measures:

  • 60 digital tracking measures have been introduced in 38 countries
  • Telecom providers have shared user data in 20 countries

Physical Surveillance Initiatives:

  • 43 physical surveillance measures have been adopted in 27 countries
  • Drones have been used in 22 countries to help enforce lockdowns
  • Europe introduced more surveillance measures than any other region

As Activist Post previously wrote while discussing the increase of a police surveillance state, these measures being put into place now will likely remain long after the pandemic has stopped and the virus has run its course. That’s the everlasting effect that COVID-19 will have on our society.  The coronavirus may very well be a legitimate health concern for all of us around the world. But it’s the government’s response that should worry us all more in the long run.

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    1. Andrea.Iravani. says:

      Here is a song that I wrote dedicated to the surveillance state and medical mafia:

      I hate to break the news to you
      The Nazis lost World War Two
      You seem to be really out of touch
      Because you apparently don’t care so much
      You don’t have one iota of common sense
      Your thoughts are scattered
      You’re extremely dense
      You’re going to end up like the German Nazis did
      Because you act like the German Nazis did
      Everybody hates you
      The whole world hates you
      You’ll go down in history
      Your names will live in infamy
      For all of eternity
      Just like the German Nazis did
      Because you act like the German Nazis did
      Apparently you didn’t know
      America fought Nazis in World War Two
      You’ll end up like the German Nais did
      Because you act like the German Nazis did
      Every body hates you
      The whole world hates you
      You’ll go down in history
      Your names will live in infamy
      For all of eternity
      Just like the German Nazis did

      By Andrea Iravani

      • Andrea.Iravani. says:

        Here is a song that I wrote dedicated to the surveillance state and medical mafia: revised 

        I hate to break the news to you
        The Nazis lost World War Two
        You seem to be really out of touch
        Because you apparently don’t care so much
        You don’t have one iota of common sense
        Your thoughts are scattered
        You’re extremely dense
        You’re going to end up like the German Nazis did
        Because you act like the German Nazis did
        Everybody hates you
        The whole world hates you
        You’ll go down in history
        Your names will live in infamy
        For all of eternity
        Just like the German Nazis did
        Because you act like the German Nazis did
        Apparently you didn’t know
        America fought Nazis in World War Two
        You’ll end up like the German Nais did
        Because you act like the German Nazis did
        Every body hates you
        The whole world hates you
        You’ll go down in history
        Your names will live in infamy
        For all of eternity
        Just like the German Nazis did
        Because you traded in morality
        For lives of perverted predatious depravity

        By Andrea Iravani

    2. Darth Skippy says:

      In my household, was a discussion of people, willingly getting punched in the face, on camera, taking voluntary flesh wounds, and other such shows of ‘bravery’. Built like a Simpson’s bully, I have been put up to brandings, bifurcations, hazings, and weird sex stuff.

      * Craven masochists became distraught, when I politely refused.

      So long as they know which is The Official Source, the 99% were never going to dissent.

      This is a human, psychological need, being neglected by the libertarians. The type-B’s will find some outlet, somewhere, anywhere, any way to be punished, if there is no official kiosk to pay their indulgences. It will go from fashion crimes to self harm to trying be caught at something criminally unpopular.

      Try to be cheerful and altruistic, considering that these voters vastly outnumber you in a democracy. Try saving them against their free will. Most wrap themselves up in condemnation like a security blanket.

    3. Hoser says:

      They can “Crack-Down” on this: ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐

      MAGA

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