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 2019-02-15 19:45 

Reason.com

Hyperlink Taxes? Meme Bans? E.U. Pushes Forward with Massively Terrible Copyright Regulations...

The media are supposed to fight censorship. But to protect their financial interests, some European publishers want to mandate it....

 2019-02-15 14:49 

Washington Times

Facebook turns censorship eyes toward anti-vaccination crowd...

Facebook censors have found a new target, it seems. Company executives told Bloomberg News that they're considering cutting from their pages any news that undercuts vaccinations — meaning, anyone who disagrees with the government about the need ...

 2019-02-15 10:28 

Sky News

Google 'satisfies' Russia over censorship demands...

Google is reported to have "satisfied" the Russian communications regulator over demands it censor people's web searches....

 2019-02-15 10:00 

South China Morning Post

Chinese censorship the talk of Berlin after Zhang Yimou film pulled from festival and no wonder...

Barely a week ago, the media in China were eagerly anticipating this year's Berlin International Film Festival.Films by three directors from China Zhang Yimou, Wang Xiaoshuai and Wang Quan'an were selected for the official competition; in addition...

 2019-02-15 05:00 

Taiwan News

Opinion: EU online copyright reform won't break the internet...

The EU's plan to overhaul its online copyright law aims to further restrict internet content. But claims of fraud and censorship are overblown, says Bernd Riegert. And we'll still be able to enjoy cat memes....

 2019-02-15 03:44 

CNBC

WeChat's most censored topics in 2018 include US-China trade war, Huawei CFO arrest: Report...

A new report from a team of researchers at The University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre, examined the most sensitive topics subject to censorship on Tencent's WeChat platform in 2018....

 2019-02-14 23:27 

PJ Media

Gender-Critical Feminist Blames Censorship on Twitter's 'Sexist Boys Club'...

Last year, Twitter permanently banned the feminist journalist Meghan Murphy, for tweets disagreeing with transgender identity. She's suing. Ironically, Twitter issued the final ban for a tweet referring to a man as a man, even though he presented as m...

 2019-02-14 22:50 

Washington Examiner

Twitter claims it wants to prevent 'hateful conduct.' But will its ban on Meghan Murphy help?...

Meghan Murphy had about 25,000 followers on Twitter when she was blocked from the social media platform. She received notice of the ban on Nov. 23, 2018, four days after Twitter forced her to delete a viral tweet about its censorship....

 2019-02-14 22:49 

LifeSite

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey comes clean on censorship and boasts of 'misgendering' ban...

The social media maven contradicted what he told a House committee last year when he said he doesn't ban users based on his political agenda....

 2019-02-14 20:08 

Cointelegraph

Ripple Introduces XRP Ledger Version 1.2.0 With Upgrade Deadline of Feb. 27...

Ripple has released XRP Ledger version 1.2.0, enabling servers to automatically detect transaction censorship attempts...

 2019-02-14 19:43 

Radio Free Asia

Chinese Newspapers Fold Amid Growing Censorship, Falling Incomes...

Media that are given the official stamp of approval, by contrast, enjoy subsidies and handouts from the government....

 2019-02-14 19:29 

Haaretz Daily

Fulfilling Culture Minister Regev's censorship fantasies...

Following years of attempts by Miri Regev to curb offensive artistic expression, this week a court in Haifa upheld the mayor's right to intervene in content at a municipal museum to 'maintain public order'...

 2019-02-14 17:43 

Deutsche Welle

Opinion: EU online copyright reform won't break the internet...

The EU's plan to overhaul its online copyright law aims to further restrict internet content. But claims of fraud and censorship are overblown, says Bernd Riegert. And we'll still be able to enjoy cat memes....

 2019-02-14 15:30 

The Duran

Russia Readies Own Web To Survive Global Internet Shutdown...

Russia is simultaneously building a mass censorship system similar to that seen in China....

 2019-02-14 14:17 

ZDNet

Today in thoughtcrime: UK bill makes clicking on 'terrorism' links worth a jail term...

Opinion: One click may be enough to ensure prosecution in the future, and this is one step too far towards rampant censorship....

 2019-02-14 13:00 

CoinDesk

Latest XRP Ledger Release Boosts Censorship Resistance and More...

Blockchain payments firm Ripple has announced the latest release of XRP Ledger, including code that toughens its resistance to alteration....

 2019-02-14 10:00 

NY Times

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship...

The Modi government's plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said....

 2019-02-14 03:03 

Tech in Asia

In brief: Instagram under fire for alleged censorship of gay comic account...

An Instagram account posting comics with gay characters reportedly disappeared after the Indonesia government pressed the company to take it down....

 2019-02-13 23:04 

Infowars.com

Censorship Now Extends to Criticizing OTHER Governments...

The internet is being destroyed by anti-First Amendment leftists....

 2019-02-13 22:44 

PJ Media

Feminist's Lawsuit Against Twitter the First of Many, Lawyers Say...

On Monday, feminist journalist Meghan Murphy filed a lawsuit against Twitter, accusing the social media company of breach of contract, broken promises, and unfair competition. Twitter had permanently banned Murphy over her tweets disagreeing with transgen...

 2019-02-13 21:59 

CNS News

Russia Looks Again For Ways to Disconnect Its Internet From the World...

In a move that is raising concerns about censorship and political manipulation, Russia is preparing to disconnect its Internet from the world wide web as part of a test run following the backing of a draft law to "sovereignize4; its Internet....

 2019-02-13 19:33 

Radio Free Asia

Top Chinese Director Zhang Yimou Withdraws Film From Berlin Festival...

The decision is seen as part of a policy of ever-widening censorship by the ruling Chinese Communist Party....

 2019-02-13 16:50 

Business Insider

deadmau5 accuses Twitch of censorship after being suspended for using homophobic language during a live stream...

Twitch , the popular video gaming streaming service, suspended the account of popular DJ deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse") for using homophobic slurs in an outburst while streaming "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." deadmau5 took to Red...

 2019-02-13 16:50 

Business Insider India

deadmau5 accuses Twitch of censorship after being suspended for using homophobic language during a live stream...

ReutersPopular DJ deadmau5 has a longstanding relationship with the video game industry.Twitch, the popular video gaming streaming service, suspended the account...

 2019-02-13 16:50 

Business Insider Australia

deadmau5 accuses Twitch of censorship after being suspended for using homophobic language during a live stream...

Popular recording artist deadmau5 has been suspended from Twitch, a popular video game streaming service, for using homophobic slurs on his channel....

 2019-02-13 16:00 

KyivPost.com

Scandalous firing of public broadcaster CEO delayed until after election...

The supervisory board of Suspilne Telebachennya (Public Television) late on Feb. 12 postponed the firing of its CEO Zurab Alasania. The board's earlier decision to fire Alasania sparked concerns about censorship ahead of the presidential election as t...

 2019-02-13 14:57 

Mashable

6 VPNs that work (well) for UK users in China: PureVPN, NordVPN, TunnelBear, and more...

There is a lot of talk about China's internet censorship, but what does it actually mean for the average internet user in the country? What is understood is that the Chinese government block access to foreign websites and slow down cross-border intern...

 2019-02-13 14:54 

The Strait Times

Lawmakers back Bill to isolate Russian Internet...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Lawmakers on Tuesday (Feb 12) backed a Bill that could cut off Russia's Internet traffic from foreign servers, a move critics say is a step towards censorship and possibly an isolated network like in North Korea.. Read more at straitsti...

 2019-02-13 14:38 

ThinkProgress

South Dakota lawmakers bring transgender discrimination to the classroom with censorship bill...

The South Dakota House of Representatives voted to approve a bill Tuesday that would erase transgender kids from the state's schools. Though several states still have "no promo homo" laws that prohibit any discussion of homosexuality in school...

 2019-02-13 13:31 

Japan Times

Lawmakers back bill to isolate Russian internet from foreign servers...

Lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that could cut off Russia's internet traffic from foreign servers, a move critics say is a step towards censorship ......

 2019-02-13 11:38 

Natural News

We are now living in a "Dark Age" of internet censorship due to dishonest tech giants...
 2019-02-13 05:00 

Taiwan News

Kremlin aims to unplug Russian internet from World Wide Web...

Russia's Duma has given its initial approval for a draft law that would create a domestic internet. The stated intent is to protect Russia from external threats. But critics worry that it would facilitate censorship....

 2019-02-13 05:00 

The Christian Post

Woman banned from Twitter for writing 'men aren't women' sues over tech censorship...

The feminist journalist who was permanently booted from Twitter for tweeting such things as...

 2019-02-12 21:00 

The Strait Times

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry...

SAN FRANCISCO Social news website Reddit confirmed on Monday a new funding round that included a US$150 million (S$204 million) investment by Chinese technology behemoth Tencent, prompting concerns that...

 2019-02-12 20:30 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Russian lawmakers back bill to isolate internet...

MOSCOW (AFP-Jiji) — Lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that could cut off Russia's internet traffic from foreign servers, a move critics say is a step toward censorship and possibly an isolated network like in North Korea....

 2019-02-12 18:18 

Reuters

Zhang Yimou's Cultural Revolution film pulled from Berlin festival...

The Berlin Film Festival has canceled the world premiere of Chinese director Zhang Yimou's new film, citing technical difficulties and declining to comment on speculation about censorship.'...

 2019-02-12 17:34 

Jakarta Post

Tencent investment in Reddit sparks censorship worry...

San Francisco-based Reddit raised a total of $300 million at a $3 billion valuation, with investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity, Sequoia and Tencent, the companys CEO told CNBC....

 2019-02-12 17:19 

Euronews

New Russian internet bill 'just another layer of censorship', says tech expert...

Russian lawmakers voted on Tuesday to tighten controls over the internet in a bid to defend the country from foreign attacks. But a Russian tech expert told Euronews the bill was just "another layer of censorship" from the government....

 2019-02-12 16:24 

Taipei Times

Tencent stake in Reddit sparks censorship fears...

Reddit Inc on Monday confirmed a new funding round that included a US$150 million investment by Chinese technology behemoth Tencent Holdings Ltd (), prompting concerns that "the front page of the Internet" might wind up censored....

 2019-02-12 16:22 

Gulf Daily News

Russian MPs back bill to isolate country's internet...

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that could cut off the country's internet traffic from servers abroad which critics say is a step towards censorship and possibly an isolated network like in North Korea....

 2019-02-12 16:12 

The Register

Redditors start flinging Pooh after forum takes cash from Chinese behemoth Tencent...

Oh, bother! Users can't bear the thought of censorship Cond Nast-owned forum Reddit has slurped another $300m in a round of funding led by Chinese giant Tencent.......

 2019-02-12 16:06 

Deutsche Welle

Kremlin aims to unplug Russian internet from World Wide Web...

Russia's Duma has given its initial approval for a draft law that would create a domestic internet. The stated intent is to protect Russia from external threats. But critics worry that it would facilitate censorship....

 2019-02-12 15:29 

VOA

Reddit Value at $3B After $300M in Finance Led by Tencent...

Social media service Reddit Inc. says it has raised $300 million in a financing round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent.Reddit's CEO, Steve Huffman, told CNBC on Monday that values the privately held company at $3 billion.Half the new money came f...

 2019-02-12 15:22 

NewsBytes

Tencent invests $150mn in Reddit; users fear Chinese censorship...

On Monday, Reddit confirmed that it had raised $300mn in its series D round of funding, with Chinese giants Tencent contributing $150mn. The funding round saw Reddit's valuation soar to $3bn. However, the addition of Tencent as an investor has sparked...

 2019-02-12 15:20 

Sky News

Russian politicians vote for tight new internet controls...

Russian politicians have voted for tight new internet requirements which could see state authorities exercise powerful controls over web content....

 2019-02-12 14:25 

BloombergQuint

Russian 'Sovereign Internet' Bill Attacked Over Censorship Risks...

Russian 'Sovereign Internet' Bill Attacked Over Censorship Risks...

 2019-02-12 14:21 

The Times of India

Russian MPs back bill to isolate country's internet...

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill that could cut off the country's internet traffic from servers abroad which critics say is a step towards censorship and possibly an isolated network like in North Korea....

 2019-02-12 13:47 

Bloomberg

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Russian 'Sovereign Internet' Bill Attacked Over Censorship Risks...
 2019-02-12 13:20 

Infowars.com

Ex-Google Engineer Hails YouTube Censorship as "Historic Victory," Now Looking Into Jordan Peterson Videos...

Whoever controls the algorithm, controls reality....

 2019-02-12 12:30 

ExtremeTech

Russia Will 'Unplug' From Internet to Test Cyberdefenses, Potential Censorship...

The goal of the experiment is to provide feedback and gather insight on how the Russian national intranet would perform if severed from the main internet backbone. The post Russia Will 'Unplug' From Internet to Test Cyberdefenses, Potential Censor...

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