· February, 2018

Stories about Latin America from February, 2018

28 February 2018

São Paulo City Hall's Official Facebook Page is Blocking Users Who Criticise the Mayor

The revelations cast light on the uncharted legal territory of how official digital accounts of public institutions are administrated when they are hosted by private platforms, such as Facebook.

Censored, But Not Backing Down: Cuban News Site Staff Say They Won't Change Their Editorial Line

Online news magazine "El Estornudo" has been blocked inside Cuba and its editor writes an open letter that can be read in other media outlets inside the island.

23 February 2018

Mexico's Electoral Authority Announces Collaboration with Facebook, Casting Doubt on its Credibility

Social media are accusing the INE of creating "fake news" for having made false claims about an agreement with Facebook.

Netizen Report: Mexican NGOs Push for Independent Investigation of Malware Attacks

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

17 February 2018

What Do Argentinians Give Up in Exchange for “Free” WiFi in Buenos Aires?

"The average Argentinian it doesn't [care], as long as they are given free wifi they will accept anything, 'in the end they have nothing to hide.'"

10 February 2018

After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online

Hondurans fear censorship as congress debates Internet and social media regulation.

9 February 2018

Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring ‘Fake News’

Folha's editor accused Facebook of "...banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and opening space for ‘fake news’ to proliferate."

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