Digital Repression Index 2010-19

Published: 12 December 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/rrnz8p6rvw.1
Steven Feldstein


The data describes global patterns of digital repression from 2010-19 and incorporates two composite indexes: a latent construct of digital repression, and a latent construct of digital repression capacity. Key issued addressed by this data: Which countries are deploying digital repression techniques and how prevalent is their use? What is the relationship between regime type and digital repression? How might we understand the relationship between specific types of repression (violating political liberties, physical violence committed by the state, or curtailing private civil liberties) and digital repression? How does the deployment of individual components of digital repression differ in democracies versus autocracies?



Social Sciences