Trump to lean on social media giants to curb censorship

Politics 07/12/19, 05:36

President Donald Trump, during a free-wheeling speech Thursday, said he would be bringing top social media executives to the White House to push them to stop censoring conservatives and try to ensure free speech for everyone’s opinion.   “On behalf of the ...

Arizona prisons ban book on black men in the justice system

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:47

Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship.The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona ...

California school newspaper will run story on porn worker

U.S. 05/02/19, 21:00

A Central California school district has decided to allow a high school newspaper to publish a profile of an 18-year-old student who works in the porn industry.The Lodi Unified School District won't stop the story from running Friday in the ...

Ban on banana-eating artwork draws ridicule in Poland

World 04/29/19, 13:06

A few hundred mostly young people jointly ate bananas outside Warsaw's top national gallery on Monday to protest what they called censorship, after authorities removed artwork there featuring the fruit, saying it was improper.The protest was called by artists and ...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

Tech 04/24/19, 02:30

Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters.Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten said ...

Russia moves to expand government control of internet

Europe 04/11/19, 04:18

The lower house of the Russian parliament has passed a second reading of a bill that would expand government authority over the internet but whose opponents fear heralds widespread censorship.The bill, which passed 322-15, would install equipment to route Russian ...

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Europe 03/23/19, 11:57

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people ...

Bill to route internet through Russian servers spurs protest

Europe 03/10/19, 11:28

Several thousand people have rallied in Moscow to protest legislation they fear could lead to widespread internet censorship for Russian users.The sanctioned rally on Sunday was organized in response to a bill in parliament that would route all internet traffic ...

Microsoft’s Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Business 01/24/19, 21:51

Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship.Microsoft Corp. said Friday that access had been restored. A brief statement gave no reason for ...

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