Stories about Internet governance
The new law imposes new obligations on popular foreign websites and social media platforms with over half a million daily Russian users, asking them to register legal entities in Russia.
The Nigerian Communications Act of 2003 (NCA) has been employed by the government in justifying various violations of online freedom of expression in Africa's most populous nation.
The representatives of different press clubs of the country have declared the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) “a media martial law” and rejected it outright.
Over time, the categorization of information can result in the dominance of a single world view, making platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google the central arbiters of truth.
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.
On the surface, China and Russia share much when it comes to digital governance. But their crackdowns on cyberspace also have important differences, says professor Maria Repnikova
Rather than protecting individuals’ rights, exceptions to the GDPR in some countries are limiting freedom of expression, eroding privacy, and abetting the spread of disinformation.
Social media is faltering in Venezuela, throttled in Kazakhstan and back in action in Sri Lanka.
Media were quick to suggest that a bogus yoga ban story could be the first victim of the Russia's 'fake news' law.
"The law is frequently used by the powerful to silence dissent, and with more than 100 cases filed, its chilling effect on free expression is widespread."
"In situations where sharing information is vital, censorship can turn into a deadly phenomenon."
This defeats the purpose of a VPN, a technology used primarily to help people access censored websites.
With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference
Ukraine may be home to “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda.” How will this affect the presidential election?
The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.
The bill prescribes lengthy prisons sentences, including life imprisonment, for speech-related offences.
With Ye's disappearance, the details of quiet agreements between his multi-billion dollar company and the Chinese government began to unravel.
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.
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Protesters rallied against the proposed "upload filters" in EU Copyright Directive, as part of a movement spanning the continent.
The censorship of ZTE and Huawei has strong association with the censorship of "China-U.S trade war".