Adults who question the effectiveness of social media bans 2019, by country

In April 2019, the Sri Lankan government cut off social media access in the wake of a fatal terrorist attack. According to an Ipsos survey conducted a month later, 71 percent of global respondents agreed that there were many ways around social media bans, so they would never be effective. Especially respondents from Turkey and Poland questioned the effectiveness of social media bans in times crisis.

Internet users who agree that there are many ways around social media bans so they will never be effective as of June 2019, by country

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

May 24 to June 7, 2019

Number of respondents

19,823 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Where results do not sum to 100, this may be due to computer rounding, multiple responses or the exclusion of don't knows or not stated responses. Original question: "For each of the following please indicate if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree: There are many ways around social media bans, so they will never be effective."

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