Stories about Censorship from August, 2015
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Though Wikipedia has tried to circumvent Russian censors' demands to remove content, the Kremlin seems intent on blocking the website at all costs.
With over 100,000 subscribers, Filtershekanha serves as a compelling case study in how Iranians evade internet censorship.
Russian censors have blocked another YouTube video, although it did not violate any Russian laws. Instead, an offending user comment under the video caused Roscomnadzor to ban the page wholesale.
To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.
"How many more bloggers must be murdered before the government acts decisively to stem the violence and impunity?"
Until now, managing online discourse has been delegated to Internet content providers on a largely ad hoc basis.
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.
We join partners around the world in condemning the treason charges against Netzpolitik and demanding an end to the German government's investigation of our colleagues.
Pro-government propaganda, anti-opposition trolls, hashtag spamming, and widespread malware are all part of a politically-motivated social media spin campaign dating back to 2012.
Sanna Camara fled his home country in the face of legal challenges and death threats after he published a series of stories on human trafficking in The Gambia.
Iran's Press Supervisory have closed down 9 Dey, a hardline newspaper that has published dissenting views to the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries, signed in Vienna on July 13. Iran shuts down hardline conservative weekly for criticising the nuclear deal pic.twitter.com/dMKJKKAcuK — Mehrzad Kohanrouz (@MehrzadBBC) August 3,...