Countries that censor the internet

Emily Barone wrote in the Nov 23, 2015 issue of Time Magazine, an interesting story about the degree of internet censorship around the world.  I guess I had assumed that the idiots running China, Cuba, and most of the Middle East were actively depriving their citizens of decent access to the internet.  But censorship seems to be a lot more pervasive.  As soon as I can get access to the story online, I’ll link to it.  In the meantime, here’s a list of the countries which, according to Ms. Barone, do NOT censor the internet:

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Canada, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Philippines, South Africa and the U.S.

Geez, that leaves a LOT of guilty countries.  My biggest surprise was how bad Russia is.  For a country full of really smart people, you have to wonder why they put up with the buffoons running the place.  Makes me appreciate the U.S. even more.  Our buffoons aren’t that bad.