Marianne Díaz, lawyer, digital activist and Global Voices Advocacy author, has been making constant appeals from her Twitter account asking users to collaborate on collecting data related to access to some websites and online platforms from Internet service providers in Venezuela, due to growing reports of partial or total blockage of online content and services.
¿Tienes un rato libre? Ayúdame a probar si las páginas web de esta lista están accesibles donde sea que estés. https://t.co/JZ5Okqd9MF
— Marianne Díaz H. (@mariannedh) February 16, 2014
Do you have some free time? Help me test if the websites on this list are accessible where you are located.
She urges users in Venezuela, and those able to test sites via proxy, to report their findings with Herdict, an online project that collects and shows real-time, crowdsourced information about online censorship.
Marianne believes that putting together this kind of information is very important in the current climate in Venezuela. After three people died in protests on February 12, demonstrations and clashes between protesters and security forces have continued across the country. Marianne states that “data is evidence, and evidence is more resistant than opinion.”