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Stories about Advox from April, 2017

Russian Lawmakers Want to Ban Kids From Social Media, Require ‘Real Name’ Registration

Lawmakers in the St. Petersburg area want to purge online social media of all children under the age of 14, and eliminate Internet anonymity.

Two Years After Violent Raid, A Lebanese Town is Still Without Mobile Internet

Since August 2014, residents of the Leabnese northeastern border town of Arsal have been without access to mobile internet.

After Moving Servers to Russia, LiveJournal Bans ‘Political Solicitation’

LiveJournal releases a new user agreement, revealing what steps it's taking to adjust to its new existence as a blogging platform in full compliance with Russia’s stifling Internet laws

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.

Ecuadorian Elections Marked by Website Outages, Twitter Suspensions

Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.

Criminal Case Against Indian Poet Provokes Controversy Over Speech Rights

The poem was posted on Facebook on World Poetry Day — but its verses were not welcomed by everyone.

Pre-Vote Shenanigans — And Fake News — Cloud Armenia's General Election

The build up to #Armvote17 showcased a sample of the online tactics favoured by modern-day vote manipulators.

A Brazilian Judge Demands a Blogger's Sources, Testing the Limits of Media Freedom

Judge Sergio Moro later reversed his decision, but the action highlighted the weakness of the legal protection mechanisms of citizen journalists in Brazil.

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