Watchdog group Reporters Without Borders publishes its updated “Enemies of the Internet” list each year. The report looks to shed light on the current state of the Internet, revealing which countries across the globe stand in the way of unfettered access to the wealth of information the Web has to offer. Places like North Korea and China are regulars on the list, as you might have guessed, but the 2014 version of this important report includes a troubling new addition: America.
Reporters Without Borders is clear in stating that the U.S. government as a whole is not the troubling issue here, but rather particular government agencies like the NSA. As you might have guessed, the string of leaked documents unearthed by Edward Snowden and all of the revelations that ensued is the cause of America’s newfound presence on RWB’s Internet enemy list.