India Ahead Of China, Pakistan In Internet Freedom: Study
First released in 2012, the 2013 WWWF Index has been expanded and refined to include 20 new countries and features a data set, particularly in the areas of gender, Open Data, privacy rights and censorship.
Other countries in the top 10 included the US, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, France and Republic of Korea.
China boasts of the largest Internet userbase in the world with a little over 300 million users, while the US and India have 207 million and 200 million users, respectively, according to an industry report.
India scored 28.6 for access, 22.6 for relevant content, 49.5 for freedom and openness and 31.2 for impact and empowerment.
China, on the other hand, scored 45.5 for access, 46.8 for relevant content, 5.3 for freedom and openness and 31.2 for impact and empowerment.
Pakistan's scores for access stood at 21.3, 12.4 (relevant content), 9.8 (freedom and openness) and 14.3(impact and empowerment).