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U.S. helps allies fight cyberattacks

U.S. cyber experts are helping other nations preserve democracy by defending against online attacks. Find out which nations are fighting cyberattacks.
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Iran’s regime spends billions to limit citizens’ internet access

Iran is spending billions on an intranet that would block access to the internet. Find out about the regime's plan to control access to information.
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Want democracy? Keep the press free and active.

A strong democracy encourages a free press — one that keeps the public informed, enables a diversity of voices, and holds leaders accountable.
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Report outlines Beijing’s global media manipulation

Beijing uses propaganda, censorship and control of digital networks to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new report says.
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The U.S. stands with the Iranian people

The U.S. is supporting human rights in Iran after the regime's brutal crackdown on the Iranian people's expression of basic freedoms.
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Why is China so afraid of a free press?

According to a new global survey, more journalists are imprisoned in China than in any other country, as the result of Chinese Communist Party actions.
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Chinese censorship is a global problem

China has the most repressed internet of anywhere in the world, according to a new report. Even people outside China aren't safe.
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Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
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Iran’s regime tightens grip on press freedoms

The Iranian regime has stopped issuing press credentials to some foreign news organizations, stepping up its assault on press freedoms.