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New research: Blocking access to Internet sites

This research survey was commissioned by the FRPC and was conducted in the beginning of March 2018. The purpose of the research was to gather Canadian’s views on visiting internet sites by accident, views on the potential for websites to be blocked incorrectly, and views on the possibility of the CRTC or the federal government potentially expanding internet blocking beyond copyright infringement in the future.

The research survey found that a majority of Canadians believe it is possible to visit internet sites by accident, and had accidently visited a website by accident in the past year. And of the Canadians surveyed, those who were 18 to 24 were the most likely to believe there is a risk the CRTC would block websites that do not infringe copyright.