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The Economist is not correct saying ‘No Evidence’ of Internet blocking in Sri Lanka,¬†and in Laos and Cambodia the Internet usage is low so blocking¬†does not make any difference. As shown, even in Asia the attitude of officialdom varies when it comes to filtering content of a social nature. In many places agreements are set with service providers to block nasty stuff such as child pornography. In a few countries intervention is stronger, up to the level of pervasive censorship. This week Pakistan’s block on YouTube accidentally caused an international outage for that website.