Stories about Regulation

12 December 2017

Right To Information Requests in Sri Lanka Reveals Process for Blocking Websites

Information released by the Telecom Regulatory Commission revealed that from 2015 onward 13 websites had been blocked, including a number of websites publishing political news, and a few pornographic sites.

13 September 2017

China Makes Chat Group Administrators — i.e. Regular Users — Criminally Liable for Unlawful Messages

Chat group administrators are becoming a key human resource in China's internet control infrastructure.

11 September 2017

#PotongSteam: Malaysian Gamers Blast Blocking of Website Over ‘Fight of Gods’ Video Game

"First they come for (political posts), but I am not political. Then they come for the gamers..."

6 September 2017

Iran's Foreign Minister Says He Won't Tweet in Persian Because of Twitter Censorship

The rhetoric of the Rouhani administration is giving off less hope for online freedoms, and the popular foreign minister's statements about not tweeting for Iranian audiences has increased concerns.

31 August 2017

India’s Latest Internet Shutdown Hits Haryana and Punjab

According to the New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre, India has seen 106 internet shutdowns since 2012.

Netizen Report: Vietnam Targets ‘Illegal Cyber Information’ — and Political Speech

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

25 August 2017

Venezuelan Government Wants to Regulate Hatred on Social Media

Today, with an all-powerful ANC composed solely of representatives from the governing party, it seems unlikely that anything will be able to stop the law from being approved.

31 July 2017

Apple Removes Apps Offering Virtual Private Networks from Its China Store

"It represents the most drastic measure the Chinese government has taken to block the use of VPNs to date, and we are troubled to see Apple aiding China’s censorship efforts."

27 July 2017

Facebook’s Free Basics Doesn't Connect You to the Global Internet – But it Does Collect Your Data

Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.

21 July 2017

Russia's Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge Today

The Kremlin is cracking down on online anonymity. Again.