U.S. made ‘marginal’ gains in internet freedom, report finds

Internet freedom in the United States improved for the first time in six years, but a lack of progress in passing privacy protections and other digital safeguards made the gains “marginal” at best, according to an annual report by the nonprofit Freedom House.

The analysis attributed the rise in part to a drop in targeted surveillance and online harassment of protesters, which spiked in years prior as racial unrest led to a wave of protests nationwide.


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