In the past weeks the Iraq media has censored certain websites for being overly critical with the Government. In a report by mashable.com , the recent censorship came after I.S.I.S, the terrorist group came through Iraq taking control of their media. Now the Iraqi government is using the chaos from the terrorist group as a cover to block major websites such as Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. Both websites were cited as talking badly about central government.
According to Freedom Press.com, Iraq's media is not free and it's evident that they are strict due to what is happening. Al Jazerra is a known media outlet in the Middle East and the fact that Iraq is attempting to control them is morally corrupt and wrong. According to the new report,Adam Senft and Jakub Dalek, two researches at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, found out that six new websites have been filtered on three large Iraqi ISPs since June 20, 2014.
The strange thing about this report is ISIS affiliated websites have remained untouched while the Iraqi websites like Al Jazerra. Basically the government want to censor these websites, Ministry of Communications spokesman Samir Al-Bayati said "The war with [ISIS] is now the media war and the government wants to control those sites to prevent rumors being broadcast. The government has gone as far as to close a large number of newspapers and television stations during the past few years only because those media outlets criticized his policies.