Censorship

One of China biggest social media platforms just reversed a decision to ban gay content

One of China biggest social media platforms just reversed a decision to ban gay content

5 days ago   |   Travel   |   3 articles

STR/AFP/Getty Images Sina Weibo on Monday reversed its decision to censor gay content posted by users. The social media site, which is similar to Twitter, was planning a "clean...
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China banned all mention of Kim Jong Un while he was in Beijing - so people called him 'fatty on the train' instead

China banned all mention of Kim Jong Un while he was in Beijing - so people called him 'fatty on the train' instead

24 days ago   |   Travel   |   5 articles

KCNA via REUTERS China tried to keep Kim Jong Un's visit to Beijing a secret earlier this week. Many people were speculating, so authorities decided to censor terms and...
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China's move to abolish presidential term limits is more unpopular than the government thought - so it's turning to censorship

China's move to abolish presidential term limits is more unpopular than the government thought - so it's turning to censorship

1 month ago   |   Business - News

China's ruling Communist Party announced its plan to abolish presidential term limits on Sunday, which would allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. A number of...
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U.S. House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse

U.S. House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse

4 monthes ago   |   Business - News

There are two bills racing through Congress that would undermine your right to free expression online and threaten the online communities that we all rely on. The Stop Enabling...
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Charlottesville is a tipping point in Silicon Valley's approach to hate speech

Charlottesville is a tipping point in Silicon Valley's approach to hate speech

8 monthes ago   |   Business - News

Silicon Valley is finally cracking down on white supremacists. Firms like Twitter, Spotify, chat app Discord, and even famously anti-censorship Cloudflare are taking action...
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Here's how Tim Cook explained why removing apps in China is not like helping the FBI hack iPhones

Here's how Tim Cook explained why removing apps in China is not like helping the FBI hack iPhones

8 monthes ago   |   Travel

AP Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday defended his company's decision to stop offering special apps that let Chinese users circumvent the country's internet restrictions. The recent...
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Apple Accused Of Removing Apps Used To Evade Censorship From Its China Store

Apple Accused Of Removing Apps Used To Evade Censorship From Its China Store

8 monthes ago   |   News

VPNs can be used to skirt China's "Great Firewall" of Internet censorship. China is among Apple's biggest markets, and the company has shown a willingness to comply with...
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‘What's he hiding?' Wikipedia reportedly blocked by Erdogan's government in Turkey

‘What's he hiding?' Wikipedia reportedly blocked by Erdogan's government in Turkey

11 monthes ago   |   News

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has reportedly been blocked by Turkey's authorities in what looks like an act of censorship by government led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Wall Street Journal editor endorses boycott of Trump White House over media censorship

Wall Street Journal editor endorses boycott of Trump White House over media censorship

One year ago   |   Business - News

On CNN's Reliable Sources this morning, Bret Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal, suggested that the media should boycott the Trump White...
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Painting-Gate: GOP Congressman Removes Controversial Capitol Art In Act Of Censorship

Painting-Gate: GOP Congressman Removes Controversial Capitol Art In Act Of Censorship

One year ago   |   Politic - News

WASHINGTON ― After recent controversy over a painting hanging in a Capitol tunnel that depicts cops as pigs, Rep. Duncan Hunter removed the art Friday without permission and...
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Verne Troyer Has Passed Away at 49

Verne Troyer Has Passed Away at 49

Actor Verne Troyer, most noted for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, has died at the age of 49. According to a statement from his family, Troyer had been taken... Read more ...

Confusion erupts after a 'small, drone-type' object was reportedly shot down...

Confusion erupts after a 'small, drone-type' object was reportedly shot down near the king's palace in Saudi Arabia

Reuters/POOL Confusion erupted on Saturday following reports of heavy gunfire near the Royal Palace in Saudi Arabia. The Wall Street Journal reported that a toy plane or drone... Read more ...

Mets' Matt Harvey 'pissed' about demotion to bullpen

Mets' Matt Harvey 'pissed' about demotion to bullpen

Manager Mickey Callaway said Harvey is "pissed" about the move, but that he is "motivated" to show his worth. Read more ...

NBA playoffs 2018: Ben Simmons, James Johnson scuffle in Game 4

NBA playoffs 2018: Ben Simmons, James Johnson scuffle in Game 4

Simmons received a personal foul while Johnson and Robert Covington got double technical fouls. Read more ...

Trump to Host First Foreign Leader With Glitzy Dinner

Trump to Host First Foreign Leader With Glitzy Dinner

Now it's President Donald Trump's turn to pull off the ultimate charm offensive, the AP reports. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year... Read more ...

Former Presidents To Gather For Barbara Bush's Texas Funeral

Former Presidents To Gather For Barbara Bush's Texas Funeral

President Donald Trump is not expected among the 1,500 mourners. Read more ...

In a major departure from tradition, Trump will not invite Democrats or the...

In a major departure from tradition, Trump will not invite Democrats or the media to his first state dinner

President Trump is set to host his first state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. In a departure from tradition, the event is not open to Democratic... Read more ...

Salah shares scoring record as Liverpool held by West Brom

Salah shares scoring record as Liverpool held by West Brom

WEST BROMWICH, England - West Bromwich Albion kept its slim hopes of Premier League survival alive with a stunning late comeback to draw 2-2 with Liverpool on Saturday and take... Read more ...

Former first lady Barbara Bush to be laid to rest Saturday

Former first lady Barbara Bush to be laid to rest Saturday

A funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. in Houston. Read more ...

Trump: 'I don't see' Michael Cohen flipping against me 'despite the horrible...

Trump: 'I don't see' Michael Cohen flipping against me 'despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest media!'

President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets on Saturday morning, praising his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen and saying he doesn't believe Cohen will "flip" against... Read more ...