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Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

by Kimberly Adams Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Why a mystery social media account on the U.S.-China trade talks is generating buzz

by Jennifer Pak May 28, 2019
China’s state-run media has been tight-lipped about trade talks, but a mystery social media account seems to have the inside track.
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What internet search is like behind China's Great Firewall

by Jed Kim Feb 15, 2019
Steering clear of the three Ts isn't enough anymore.
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A not-so-secret war for control of the internet

by Lizzie O'Leary May 4, 2018
Governments recognize that control of the internet has become a proxy for political power.
Who makes the rules for what can and can't happen on the internet gets complicated.
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An end to bypassing China's great firewall?

by Lizzie O'Leary Mar 30, 2018
Ever thought of a life without access to Twitter, Facebook or even Google? For years, residents in China have used virtual private networks, or VPNs, to bypass the government’s strict regulation on internet usage. Recently however, the Chinese government has…

Social media censorship from around the world

by Donna Tam May 27, 2016
Here are the governments really that don’t “like” social media.
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Chinese have their own Internet censorship song

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 13, 2015
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How do you solve a problem like censoring YouTube?

by David Gura and Aparna Alluri Feb 2, 2015
48 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute—Policing content is problematic.

LinkedIn censors its members in China...globally

by Rob Schmitz Sep 1, 2014
Company says it censors posts from China "to protect the safety" of its members.

Internet freedom depends on where you live

by Molly Wood Aug 7, 2013
A vague new law in Vietnam aims to censor what people post online.