November 12, 2015 9:39 AM EST

According to a recent report from Freedom House, a pro-democracy nonprofit based in the U.S., 61% of Internet users live in countries where government criticism is restricted. Though widespread globally, censorship is not evenly distributed. The findings were a topic of discussion at a major Internet-governance conference that took place in Brazil this month. Here’s a closer look:

This appears in the November 23, 2015 issue of TIME.

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