Stories about Censorship from February, 2017
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available in Venezuela on YouTube — but what does it matter in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
On social media, hundreds of "No" Facebook pages have popped up, with humour deployed in the face of strident state propaganda.
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
The dominatrix anime figure “Roskomnadzor-chan,” named after a federal agency and known for her role in an erotic online comic, has somehow become the unofficial mascot for Russia's state censor.
After completing a five-year prison sentence for Facebook posts about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into internal exile in southern Iran.
A police crackdown on three topless women at a beach has sparked a national debate about the gender inequality of the country's recreational dresscode.
Turkey has intensified its bid to close schools and universities inspired by the controversial educator since a coup attempt last year.
US border agents demand social media data from travelers, Venezuela arrests Bitcoin users attempting to get around currency devaluation, and Myanmar advocates push back on 'Big Brother' law.