Stories about Regulation from April, 2018
New research shows that the world's largest telecommunications companies disclose little to no information about their network shutdown policies and practices.
Some officials say Telegram is set to be blocked at the end of April. Although the app remains technically unfiltered at the moment, usage among Iranians is down.
Netizens suspect that the film is being restricted due to new US sanctions against ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications hardware company.
Netizen Report: Russia is blocking millions of IP addresses, all because of the Telegram #IPocalypse
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"…the biggest threat to the stability and growth of the democratic process in Singapore is the government’s control of the media and information."
And as a year-long battle between Telegram and the Russian authorities ended with the decision to block the app, reaction to the announcement has been passionate and often derisive.
In Tanzania, where media historically holds strong ties to government interests, blogging opened up possibilities for individuals to establish private news outlets that proved immensely powerful.
"Uganda wants to profit where it did not invest. Social media owners gave it out for free and you wanna tax it?"
"A country, a government, a supervision department. They are all scared of a joke-sharing application."
New federal guidelines in India which states that journalists can lose accreditation if found spreading "fake" or "uncomfortable" news raises an issue of media-surveillance.