Censorship

Censored Again? Simpsons Episode With Michael Jackson Pulled Off Disney+ Streaming Platform

The 1991 hit episode, where the pop king voiced one of the characters and for which he also wrote a song, had already been removed from TV broadcasts in the wake of the scandal over the Leaving Neverland documentary this spring. The film alleged...
Related topics: The Simpsons, Michael Jackson, Disney, Documentaries

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Alibaba Reminds Investors China’s Censorship Regime Is A Business Risk

When e-commerce giant Alibaba carried out the world’s biggest IPO in 2014, the world got a rundown of the worries of China’s most valuable company. Five years on, as it prepares to raise more than $11 billion in Hong Kong, it’s...
Related topics: China, Initial Public Offering, Hong Kong

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New Artificial Intelligence System Automatically Evolves To Evade Internet Censorship

Researchers developed a tool called Geneva (short for Genetic Evasion), which automatically learns to circumvent censorship. Tested in China, India and Kazakhstan, Geneva found dozens of ways to circumvent censorship by exploiting gaps in censors'...
Related topics: Genetics

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The Right To Know: How Does Censorship Affect Academics?

Academic freedom is what makes a university space work as a setting to develop students' capacities. It is the permission to think freely, and have contrarian discussions, that leads to new insights.There are whole zones of knowledge that we never...

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Government Investigates Apple’s Flawed Algorithm For Discrimination

The liberal media denies the power of bias in algorithms when it comes to censorship of conservatives. But it fully embraces the idea of bias when it comes to gender inequality. David Heinemeier Hansson, a Danish software developer, tweeted...
Related topics: Algorithms

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India Is Stifling Kashmir Journalists And Twitter Is Helping Get The Job Done

India has expressed an interest in being considered a top-tier totalitarian state. Not content to let nearby nations claim all the glory in the "Terrible Places to Live" race, India has been stepping up its censorship and its domestic surveillance,...
Related topics: India, Social Media

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Trump Jr. Storms Out Of Book Event

Donald Trump Jr., whose new book accuses his opponents of censorship and stifling open debate, stormed out of his own book launch Sunday after being heckled for refusing questions, The Guardian reports.
Related topics: Donald Trump, Debate

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No, The U.s. Does Not Need European-style Hate Speech Laws

Below is my column in USA Today on the latest calls for limiting free speech and imposing censorship on political speech. Last week, we discussed the refusal of students to allow former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak at Northwestern...

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Spotted At The Gym

A new kind of woke, I guess.Speaking of news censored by the Democrat Party press, there's also this:The Clintons got millions from Russia… and then they come up with the Russian hoax against President Trump.The Bidens got millions from Ukraine…...
Related topics: Russia, Ukraine

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Kashmir Remains Tense Three Months After India Tightens Control

Three months after India's central government abruptly stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, cut off internet service and censored media coverage of the situation, isolated reports from the northern territory indicate residents say...
Related topics: India

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New Yorker Reporter Joins Growing List Of Liberals Calling For Censorship

My column in the USA Today concerns the growing movement among Democrats in seeking to limit free speech and embrace censorship. This trend was vividly on display this week when University of California-Berkeley sought to feature a speaker on free...

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Surprise, Facebook And Instagram Aren't So Keen On Vaginas

Facebook and Instagram have a long history of being uncomfortable with women’s bodies: finding examples of censorship via convoluted interpretations of community standards isn’t hard. So it should come as no surprise that the platforms’...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram

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Study: Russia's Web-censoring Tool Sets Pace For Imitators

Russia is succeeding in imposing a highly effective internet censorship regime across thousands of disparate, privately owned providers in an effort also aimed at making government snooping pervasive, according to a study released Wednesday.The...
Related topics: Russia

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Heritage Foundation Duels With Youtube Over Censorship

The Heritage Foundation released a video that blasts the biggest video platform on the net for alleged censorship.This video is “the first public acknowledgment of a months-long, behind-the-scenes dispute” between the conservative think...
Related topics: World Videos

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Youth Culture Mag Mocks Uk Student For Raising Money To Sue Uni That Suspended Him For Opposing...

The Tab calls itself “a site covering youth culture and student culture.” And apparently kids today think censorship is cool, or whatever word they use nowadays. The Tab’s Greg Barradale mocks Sebastian Walsh as a...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Censorship On A Plane: Erasure At 30,000 Feet

There are few better feelings in life than settling onto a plane with some complimentary pretzels, ginger ale in hand, and a plethora of in-flight movie offerings to choose from. These movies usually receive a different standard of editing than...

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How Arweave’s Permaweb Cheaply Hosts Sites & Apps Forever

What if you could pay now to store something online permanently? You could preserve a website against censorship, save legal contracts, or offer an app even after your company fails. That’s the promise of Arweave‘s Permaweb. The startup...
Related topics: Startup

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Zuckerberg “should Pay A Price”: Clinton Denounces Facebook For Refusing To Censor Political Ads

I recently published a column on the effort by Democrats to get Facebook and other companies to implement a system of censorship of political ads, which would be entirely unconstitutional if carried out by the government. Now, Hillary Clinton has...
Related topics: Hillary Clinton, Facebook, Social Media

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Disinformation ‘works Better Than Censorship,’ Warns Internet Freedom Report

A rise in social media surveillance, warrantless searches of travelers’ devices at the border, and the continued spread of disinformation are among the reasons why the U.S. has declined in internet freedom rankings, according to a leading...
Related topics: Social Media

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The Truth Vs. Censorship Trap

There recently has been a lot of rumbling about Twitter deciding not to take political ads, and Facebook deciding that it would run political ads even if untrue. I'm becoming convinced that Zuckerberg is trying to put Facebook out of business. ...
Related topics: Social Media, Facebook

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