Online giant, Google, has launched its transparency report. You may find it here.
The service highlights specific instances of government censorship of the internet in countries from Germany to Turkey and Australia to Thailand. The online tool also lets users explore internet up-time in specific countries for specific Google-owned websites. Using the tool, for example, people can see that Iran blocked YouTube after a disputed election in 2009 and hasn’t let its internet users see that video website since. After “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” — an online protest in support of free speech — earlier this year, Pakistan similarly blocked YouTube for 10 days, the data show.
It’s kind of a neat tool.