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internet portal internet censorship is the of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the control or suppression enacted by regulators, or on their own initiative. individuals and organizations may engage in internet for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences. self-censorship 
the extent of internet censorship varies on a country-to-country basis. while most democratic countries have moderate internet censorship, other countries go as far as to limit the access of information such as news and suppress discussion among citizens.
internet censorship also occurs in response to or in anticipation of events such as elections, protests, and riots. an example is the increased censorship due to the events of the  . other types of censorship include the use of copyrights, defamation, harassment, and obscene material claims as a way to suppress content.
support for and opposition to internet censorship also varies. in a
2012 internet society survey 71% of respondents agreed that "censorship should exist in some form on the internet". in the same survey 83% agreed that "access to the internet should be considered a basic human right" and 86% agreed that " should be guaranteed on the internet". perception of internet censorship in the us is largely based on the first amendment and the right for expansive free speech and access to content without regard to the consequences. freedom of expression according to  , over 400 million people use globalwebindex to circumvent censorship or for increased user privacy. virtual private networks