Microsoft has published the results of its annual digital culture study, which was conducted during the pandemic from April to May 2020. Based on the results, Digital Civility Index (DCI) countries ranking was compiled. According to the study, globally, the number of people facing internet risks dropped by 3% (from 70% to 67%), reversing the last year’s trend, when DCI scores were deteriorating globally.
At the end of the year, Russia ranked 31st in the DCI among 32 participating countries. The overall situation in the country remained practically unchanged, but the decline in the online culture has slowed down compared to last year: the number of people facing web threats has changed by one point, from 79% to 80%.
In 2019, the most common risks in Russia were behavioral risks, and in 2020 of all web threats users most often faced the risks of unwanted contact (71% of respondents). In particular, 54% of Russians met with fraud.