Stories about Latin America

1 February 2019

Netizen Report: How Venezuela’s political crisis is playing out online

As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.

26 January 2019

Reports of internet blocks and media censorship as power struggle tensions escalate in Venezuela

Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.

15 January 2019

Venezuela's crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking

Venezuelan Wikipedians are at war over a question rattling the country: Who has legitimate claim to the presidency?

31 December 2018

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

2 November 2018

Lynch mobs in India, fake news in Brazil — when disinformation goes viral, should Facebook take action?

Facebook may still not know its power when it comes to disinformation.

1 November 2018

Netizen Report: How WhatsApp (and $3 million) helped carry Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro to victory

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

28 October 2018

Brazilian journalists face hacking, doxxing and other threats as election draws near

141 cases of threats and violence against journalists have been registered during the coverage of 2018 elections.

13 October 2018

Will fake news carry Brazil's favored far-right candidate to victory?

Facebook and WhatsApp have seen a flurry of false and misleading posts promoting Jair Bolsonaro, who is likely to be Brazil's next president.

25 September 2018

Venezuelans say they are unable to access key Google services

Reports of new Internet blocks sound alarms and point to a possible escalation in communication and information control.

20 September 2018

Will Brazil's forthcoming data protection law actually protect peoples’ privacy rights?

The president vetoed the creation of an independent authority that would oversee the law's implementation.

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