Digital Repression Index 2003-2022

Published: 2 May 2023| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/rrnz8p6rvw.3
Steven Feldstein


The data describes global patterns of digital repression from 2003-2022 and incorporates two composite indexes: a latent construct of digital repression and a latent construct of digital repression capacity. Key issues 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 by political system and regime type?



Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Political Science, Human Rights, Social Media, Information and Communication Technologies, Democracy