Stories about Censorship
The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”
China’s strategy to control information and its consequences has become a global concern.
The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.
Internet platforms have always struggled with free expression, misinformation, and hate speech. But the COVID crisis has elevated those problems to a new level
"Resorting to censorship, especially in its extreme form, in a time of crisis reflects the insecurity of the government of the day."
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than a year since the start of Algeria's countrywide protests to demand political and economic reforms, the government continues to resort to repressive tactics to silence critics and journalists.
At the initial stage of the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, censors curbed public alerts on the threat. Later, censorship was broadened to include criticism of leaders and policies.
A massive number of groups and user accounts were removed by platforms following the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, which set social media on fire.
The most recent annual report by Russian NGOs Agora and Roskomsvoboda draws some troubling conclusions about what lies in store for the RuNet in years to come.