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According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), around 76 percent of the population have internet access. Lebanese citizens are great internet users, and most have major online presence, with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and international blog-hosting services being freely available. Freedom of speech and press is protected by the Lebanese law, but internet in the country is considered only “partly free” since some restrictions do apply.
The Lebanese government has a strong monopoly over the internet infrastructure, which is used to exercise tight control over internet service providers. Moreover, recent years have seen incidents of online monitoring and censorship by the government. In early 2018, several online activists and opposition supporters were arrested and prosecuted for criticizing government officials on Facebook.
Apart from social media monitoring, the Lebanese government also occasionally restricts mobile or internet connections. For instance, residents of the northeastern town of Arsal were cut of the internet from August 2014 to September 2017, for what the government called “security” reasons. Authorities also maintain around 50 websites blocked to Lebanese IP addresses. Among these websites were sites related to escort services, Israeli websites, gambling websites, websites that were reported by the US to have breached copyright, and a website identified as an LGBTQ forum.
Seeking to protect online activity and maintain anonymity, many Lebanese citizens and residents have looked for ways to hide or alter their IP addresses.
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