Stories about Censorship
Twitter expressed concern about the “use of intimidation tactics by the police” and “the potential threat to freedom of expression” for the Indian users.
Different strategies have been created to preserve the record of ongoing protests and state violence, as well as of the content being censored on social media.
Pratasevich was formerly an administrator of NEXTA-Live, the Telegram channel covering the anti-government protests in Belarus. He is currently editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga, another independent media outlet.
The NGOs' statement labelled as "improbable mistakes" the fact that Facebook reported two "technical issues" within 48 hours which they said targeted Palestinian users and "compromised Jerusalemites’ right to freedom of...
TikTok was blocked in Pakistan for 10 days in October 2020. Access was restored after the app's parent company ByteDance assured authorities it would bolster moderation.
Malaysia’s ‘fake news’ ordinance takes effect amid continuing concern over the COVID-19 state of emergency
"This ordinance strengthens the perception that the state of emergency we are currently in is a smokescreen to curb any form of criticism towards the government of the day."
The new social media law sets up a series of restrictions that will have a lasting impact on digital rights and freedom of expression in Turkey.
For a brief moment in time, Clubhouse cracked the Great Firewall.
Netizens wonder whether the crackdown had something to do with Xi Jinping’s ideological battle against "Western values."
Twitter restored the accounts after concluding they were "speech and newsworthy," a decision the Indian government decried: "Twitter cannot assume the role of a court and justify non-compliance."
Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni was reelected for a sixth term, as rival Bobi Wine alleges massive irregularities, state inspired violence, intimidation and harassment.
In Tanzania, full-throttle COVID-19 denial leaves citizens without access to public health information
Since March 2020, the Tanzanian government has gone silent on the coronavirus with no data released to the public on infections or deaths.
COVID-19 and its subsequent government policies have had far-reaching implications on digital rights and media freedom in Zimbabwe.
New rules vesting the government with the power to regulate online content and ban entire platforms drew criticism from human rights groups and tech companies.
"Do not go into public life and make laws and decisions for your own good or for your own protection as is seen with the banning of Facebook."
In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.
African governments are using school examinations and politically charged moments as an excuse to effect digital blackouts or clamp down on social media.
Pakistani social media users strongly reacted to the ban on TikTok and initiated #UnBanTikTok #TikTokbanned hashtags against it and criticized the telecom industry regulator.
As researchers, it is very difficult to know how, or even if, high profile global announcements are actually impacting users in Latin America.