Censorship

Us Media Companies Engaging In Proactive Censorship Of Content Ahead Of India's New Hate Speech Laws

India's government is still seeking more direct control of the internet, using ill-defined buzzwords ("hate speech," "fake news") as justification for broken encryption and holding tech companies directly responsible for content created by users....
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Sheryl Sandberg On Censorship: ‘we Don’t Want An Internet Where Anything Goes’

Facebook has demonstrated over the past year alone that it is not interested in promoting freedom of speech on its platform. To say the least. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the annual DLD Conference in Munich, Germany, January...
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The Secret Censorship Holding Back The Sex Toy Industry

Earlier this month, thousands of vendors exhibited at the tech trade show CES. But notably absent was the sex toy startup Lora DiCarlo, whose invitation to exhibit at the show was rescinded after CES changed its mind about awarding an Innovation...
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Is Fiji’s Online Safety Act A ‘trojan Horse’ For Online Censorship?

An Internet gaming shop in Fiji. Photo from Flickr page of Michael Coghlan, (CC BY-SA 2.0). Fiji’s Online Safety Act took effect this month amid concern that it will be used to censor the Internet. The law was passed in May 2018 two months after...
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Russia Tries To Force Facebook And Twitter To Relocate Servers To Russia

Enlarge / A smartphone folder labeled with the Russian word for "community." (credit: Getty Images | Kirill Kudryavtsev ) The Russian government agency responsible for censorship on the Internet has accused Facebook and Twitter of failing to...
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Male Screen Stars Have Earrings Censored On China’s Netflix Equivalent Iqiyi

In what some are claiming is the latest example of growing cultural censorship in China, male stars have had their earrings censored on popular streaming platform iQiyi. Jing Boran, star of Chinese box office hits Monster Hunt and Time Raiders, had...
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Human Rights Protesters Are Standing Outside Google Offices Recruiting Employees To Help Kill Off...

Tibetan human rights groups protested outside Google offices around the world on Friday to demand the company scrap its China search engine plans. The groups fear a censored search engine would be used to further propaganda and oppress dissent. They...
Related topics: Human Rights, Protests, Google, China

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Free Press Org Issues Statement Opposing Free Speech And Calling For Voices They Disapprove Of To...

‘Free Press,’ who claims to be a non-partisan organization “fighting for your rights to connect and communicate,” has issued a statement opposing free speech and calling for Big Tech to censor voices that they find...

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4 Ways To Make Sure We Find Out What's In Robert Mueller's Russia Report: Watergate Lawyer

Watergate, the Pentagon Papers and Mueller's court filings show how we can minimize the likelihood of censorship and distortion of his Russia report.        
Related topics: Russia, Watergate Scandal, Pentagon

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India’s Plan To Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship

India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally.
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Facebook Is Now Censoring Talk About Politics And Religion At Work

It's not just social media users that are being censored, now its social media employees. According to a new report by Business Insider, citing an internal company memo, Facebook is now telling its employees what they can, and can't, talk about at...
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Google Shows What Google News Looks Like If Article 11 Passes In The Eu Copyright Directive

While much of the focus concerning the EU's Copyright Directive have been about Article 13 and the censorship and mandatory filters it will require, an equally troubling part is Article 11, which will create a "snippet" tax on anyone who aggregates...
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Censored, Again! Facebook Blocks Ad For Pro-life Movie

Facebook has been accused of blocking an ad for a new film about the Roe v. Wade case which legalized abortion across America. Producer/director Nick Loeb complained that he tried to use the “boost” feature on Facebook to generate...
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Nina Agdal Shares Topless Selfie On Instagram & It’s Hardly Censored

Nina Agdal is turning up the heat on her Instagram page with a topless selfie that she shared to promote a new cooking YouTube channel. The photo shows the model bathed in a pink, neon light as she gave a sultry look for the camera. Nina censored...
Related topics: Selfies, Instagram, Entertainment Photos

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Youtube Deletes Pro-life Video Exposing Planned Parenthood

The pro-life group Live Action was censored on YouTube a week before the March for Life. The streaming service took down a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s medical malpractices, citing it as “hate speech.” The streaming...
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Pc Police: Two More Conservative Pundits Censored By Social Media

Two more conservatives were censored by Big Tech for completely political reasons this week. Scott Presler, a well-known conservative with 260,000 followers on Twitter was banned from Facebook for posting about the murder of Reggie Singh by an...
Related topics: Police, Social Media, Facebook

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Scooter Startup Bird Tried To Silence A Journalist. It Did Not Go Well.

Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog, Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow and his cohort...
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Newsguard 'anti-fake News' App Gets Blasted Online Over Censorship Claims

NewsGuard was founded by veteran journalist Steven Brill and Louis Gordon Crovitz, former executive vice president of the Dow Jones. Its advisory board lists people including Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush,...
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Vietnamese Government Whines Facebook Isn't Helping It Censor Critics Quickly Enough

The censorship arm of the Vietnamese government is at it again, complaining that it's not getting enough censorship accomplished. The target of its complaints is, oddly enough, a former enabler of its dissent-stifling efforts, Facebook. To help it...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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China Is Detaining People For Posting On Twitter In An Escalation Of Its Mission To Silence...

Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese...
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