Censorship

Russia Slows Twitter And Threatens Total Ban

Amid protests for Alexei Navalny, Russia said it will slow down Twitter for alleged failure to remove banned content, and…

9 months ago

Parler App Back Online Using ‘Independent’ Tech

Controversial social platform Parler, popular with the far right is now back online, but difficulties remain for its users

10 months ago

Twitter Refuses Indian Request To Remove Accounts

Looming showdown. Indian government request for Twitter to remove 1,100 accounts and posts is refused by the micro-blogging platform

10 months ago

Facebook Oversight Board Overrules Zuckerberg In Four Cases

Social network's 'supreme court' overturns four out of five Facebook decisions to remove questionable content from its platform

10 months ago

YouTube Extends Donald Trump Suspension

YouTube reviews its decision to ban Donald Trump from uploading to the plaform, and opts to keep its indefinite suspension…

10 months ago

Turkey Hits Twitter With Ad Ban Under New Law

Controversial law in Turkey governing social media firms, sees Ankara imposing advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

10 months ago

Apple’s Tim Cook Defends Parler Suspension

Amid criticism of big tech 'censorship' of free speech, Tim Cook defends decision to suspend far right Parler app from…

10 months ago

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: Trump Ban Right Thing To Do

CEO of Twitter opens up about permanent ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump, after criticism from some quarters over…

11 months ago

YouTube Reinstates TalkRadio Channel After Ban Decision

Streaming service YouTube restores talkRADIO after a “further review” of its controversial decision to remove it over Covid-19 content

11 months ago

Google To Add Privacy Labels To Its iOS App Portfolio

Bad news for advertisers. Search giant is to update all its iOS apps to carry Apple's privacy labels that will…

11 months ago

YouTube Axes TalkRadio Channel

Coronavirus misinformation speculated as reason for YouTube removing Ofcom-regulated TalkRadio from its streaming platform

11 months ago

Apple Deletes 39,000 Games From Chinese App Store

Mass purge of unlicensed gaming apps on Apple's Chinese app store, ahead of local law requiring publishers to obtain licence

11 months ago

Google Asked AI Researchers To Strike Positive Tone – Report

Scientific papers generated internally at the search engine giant are now subjected to “sensitive topics” review, it has been reported

11 months ago

China Bans 105 Apps, Including TripAdvisor From US

Tech clampdown sees Beijing banning 105 apps, as it seeks to remove pornography, prostitution, gambling and violent content

12 months ago

Russia Readies Law So Moscow Can Block Social Networking Giants

No love for Twitter. Russia's parliament has prepared draft legislation that will allow Moscow to ban US social networking giants

1 year ago

Big Tech CEOs Defend Section 230 Online Protection Law

Missing Mark...CEOs of both Google and Twitter defend law before Senate panel that exempts social networking firms from liability for…

1 year ago

Facebook Oversight Board Begins Hearing Cases

Two years after it was first mooted, Facebook oversight board which can overrule Mark Zuckerberg on content matters, starts hearing…

1 year ago

Republicans Accuse Twitter Of Anti-Conservative Bias

Two Republican Congressmen in the US write letter to CEO Jack Dorsey over 'Twitter's discrimination against conservative voices'

1 year ago

Tech Firms Withhold Data Sharing With Hong Kong

Tech giants pledge pause data sharing with authorities in Hong Kong, after China imposed draconian security law for the territory

1 year ago

Zoom Briefly Suspends Accounts Of Chinese Activists

Zoom meeting of US-based Chinese activist group to commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre results in brief account suspension

1 year ago

Facebook To Identify State-Controlled Media From Russia, China

State-controlled media organisations from Russia, China and other countries will be labelled as such by Facebook from the summer

1 year ago

Pressure On Zuckerberg Grows, As Facebook Old Guard Join Protest

Employees from the early days of Facebook denounce Mark Zuckerberg over his decision not to act against posts by US…

1 year ago

Trump Targets Twitter With Executive Order

Escalating row between Twitter and the White House sees tech firm call out US President over a new tweet for…

2 years ago

Apple Shareholders Vote On Chinese App Removal Policies

Apple's policy to obey Chinese government orders to remove certain apps from its App Store in China is facing a…

2 years ago

Julian Assange Could Be ‘Tortured To Death’, Doctors Claim

Doctors pen open letter to The Lancet making astonishing claim about Assange's fate, but spokesman says his health is improving

2 years ago

Turkey Lifts Wikipedia Ban After Nearly Three Years

Ban on Wikipedia in Turkey for nearly three years has ended after freedom of expression ruling from country's Constitutional Court

2 years ago

Former Executive Slams Google Over Human Rights

Former head of international relations has alleged that things have changed from Google's original moto of “don't be evil”

2 years ago

Russia ‘Successfully Tests’ Sovereign Internet – Report

Russian pursuit of “sovereign internet” sees the country test its Internet unplugged from rest of the world

2 years ago

BBC News Launches ‘Dark Web’ Site To Beat Censorship Regimes

Going dark. International BBC news website can now be accessed via the Tor network, to thwart censorship

2 years ago

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Delay Attempt

Assange loses court bid to delay extradition hearing, after arguing he needs more time to prepare defence

2 years ago