Every government on this planet hates the Internet and wants to control and regulate it.
Outside radio communications, it's the only place left where people can get honest opinions and the truth.
It's the only place where one can voice honest opinions and do so anonymously. They don't mind if your mouth paints a target on your back. It's not having any way to shut someone up that frightens the politicos. And it doesn't matter if they're democrats or dictators. Every government fears not being able to have the final word.