New Study Says Geoblocking Not as Widepspread

A new study from the University of Michigan says that geoblocking is not as widespread as most people believe.


The study, which was verified against data from CDN company Cloudflare, showed that only 596 sites from Alexa’s Top 10,000 employed geoblocking, and 1,595 from the Top 1 Million sites.


The research team also said that the most blocked countries; Iran, Sudan, Syria, and Cuba, stood in a category of their own with geoblocking numbers that far outranked countries such as China, Russia, Ukraine, and Nigeria. North Korea was not included in the list as the testing service the researchers used could not penetrate the country’s internet borders.



Source: ZDNet

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