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Norway next best on online freedom. Norway comes in second place in this year’s index created by the World Wide Web Foundation. The list ranks 81 countries by the influence the internet has on positive social and political change.   British computer scientist Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, started the index as a way to show the role in national development and individual empowerment his invention has.

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Norway next best on online freedom

Published on Friday, 22nd November, 2013 at 16:49 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway comes in second place in this year’s index created by the World Wide Web Foundation.

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The list ranks 81 countries by the influence the internet has on positive social and political change.  

British computer scientist Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, started the index as a way to show the role in national development and individual empowerment his invention has.

“One of the most encouraging findings of this year's Web Index", he said, "is how the Web and social media are increasingly spurring people to organize, take action and try to expose wrongdoing in tevery region of the world”, the New York Daily News quoted him as remarking.

The countries in the top ten have laws in place to allow access of the internet to their citizens and protect its freedom, but the foundation warns that the increasing amount of online surveillance could change things.

In descending order, the ranking positions are Sweden, Norway, the UK, the US, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, France, and South Korea.



Published on Friday, 22nd November, 2013 at 16:49 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwayfreedom, worldwideweb, internet.





  
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