· March, 2019

Stories about Censorship from March, 2019

Russian regulators ask VPNs to block blacklisted websites, but most have refused

This defeats the purpose of a VPN, a technology used primarily to help people access censored websites.

Censored on WeChat: #MeToo in China

The term “rice bunny”, which sounds similar to “me too” when spoken in Chinese, was used as a replacement hashtag to get around the censors.

Censored on WeChat: the disappearance of Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy

With Ye's disappearance, the details of quiet agreements between his multi-billion dollar company and the Chinese government began to unravel.

Trying to follow the news in Venezuela? Here are a few sources you can trust

Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.

Netizen Report: Activists reject EU plans to pre-censor copyright violations, ‘terrorist’ content

A weekly dose of news about challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world.

Censored on WeChat: Chinese megastar Fan Bingbing's tax evasion scandal — and her disappearance

The news of Fan's tax evasion penalty and her apology made the actress a top target for censorship on social media.

Censored on WeChat: Huawei, ZTE and ‘Amazing China’

The censorship of ZTE and Huawei has strong association with the censorship of "China-U.S trade war".

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