GNI Statement on Government Efforts to Ban Digital Communications Platforms

GNI is troubled by recent efforts by democratic states to completely ban the use of digital communications platforms, which pose significant human rights risks and are likely to have global ramifications. When governments have legitimate concerns about the impacts and conduct of digital platforms, including the ways companies handle and share data, they should use the authorities granted to them through democratically passed laws to push for greater clarity and transparency on companies’ practices.