Nigeria Lifts Twitter Ban

The social media site had been blocked after it deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari about secessionist groups that was widely seen as threatening.

#buhari-muhammadu, #censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #nigeria, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #twitter

Let Marjorie Taylor Greene Keep Her Social Media Accounts

We’ve ceded too much control over our speech to Big Tech.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government

Social Media Needs Better Solutions Than Just Banning Bad Actors

Rule breakers just claim censorship, censorship, censorship.

#censorship, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haugen-frances, #internal-sub-only-nl, #rogan-joe, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account

The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.

#censorship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #rumors-and-misinformation, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization

Chinese Police Hunt Overseas Critics With Advanced Tech

Authorities in China have turned to sophisticated investigative software to track and silence obscure critics on overseas social media. Their targets include college students and non-Chinese nationals.

#censorship, #china, #chinese-americans, #computers-and-the-internet, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media

As Other Arab States Falter, Saudi Arabia Seeks to Become a Cultural Hub

While conflicts and crises have battered Arab cultural capitals, Saudi Arabia is hosting film festivals and bankrolling new movies.

#actors-and-actresses, #arabic-language, #arabs, #censorship, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #movies, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #television, #theaters-buildings, #web-original-programming

Fury in China After Li Tiantian, an Outspoken Teacher, Disappears

Supporters of Li Tiantian believe that local officials may have sent her to a psychiatric hospital, a longstanding way of stifling and discrediting dissent.

#censorship, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hunan-province-china, #li-tiantian, #politics-and-government, #teachers-and-school-employees

Frances Haugen Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Acknowledge His Power

The Facebook whistle-blower says the company hides behind flat offices and metrics to shirk its responsibility.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #haugen-frances, #social-media, #whistle-blowers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Hu Xijin, Chief of China’s Global Times, Will Retire

Hu Xijin, editor of the Communist Party tabloid Global Times and pioneer of the country’s fiery online posturing, is retiring from his role.

#censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #freedom-of-the-press, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #propaganda, #social-media, #united-states-international-relations

China Turns to Olympic Committee as Peng Shuai Scandal Lingers

The International Olympic Committee’s professed neutrality has provided coverage for Beijing, which delivers big audiences and funding in exchange.

#bach-thomas, #censorship, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #peng-shuai, #samaranch-juan-antonio, #samaranch-juan-antonio-jr, #sex-crimes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Detecting Signs of Trouble in Schools

Discussing steps to reduce the number of school shootings. Also: Book censorship; hunger in Afghanistan; abortion after incest; what kind of America?

#abortion, #afghanistan, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #food, #foreign-aid, #gun-control, #incest, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #teachers-and-school-employees, #texas

Joan Semmel Takes an Unflinching View of Her Own Body

The painter, 89, has never shied away from erotic imagery. Her signature nude self-portraits are an attempt to see herself through her own eyes.

#art, #beauty-concept, #censorship, #content-type-personal-profile, #gray-alexander-associates-manhattan-ny, #nudism-and-nudity, #pennsylvania-academy-of-the-fine-arts, #semmel-joan, #women-and-girls

The Censoring of Peng Shuai

China’s decision to censor a star athlete has confronted the sports industry with a dilemma — speak out on her behalf or protect its financial interests in the country.

#metoo-movement, #audio-neutral-informative, #censorship, #china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Can a New University Really Fix Academia’s Free Speech Problems?

Or does it just create another ideological bubble?

#censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #kanelos-pano, #lukianoff-greg, #university-of-austin, #university-of-wisconsin

‘Where is **?’: Fans in China Elude Censors to Talk About Peng Shuai

She is not the first celebrity to be scrubbed from the internet, but her supporters are finding creative ways to voice their frustration.

#athletics-and-sports, #censorship, #china, #international-olympic-committee, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Peng Shuai’s Case Is a Turning Point for China

Ms. Peng’s celebrity certainly has driven interest in her case. But her allegations also are groundbreaking.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

Why Peng Shuai Has China’s Leaders Spooked

Ms. Peng’s celebrity certainly has driven interest in her case. But her allegations also are groundbreaking.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #peng-shuai, #sexual-harassment, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

China’s Silence on Peng Shuai Shows the Limits of Beijing’s Propaganda

Officials have struggled to respond to a sexual assault allegation that hits at the heights of its buttoned-up political system.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #weibo-corporation, #xi-jinping, #zhang-gaoli, #zhao-lijian

‘Simpsons’ Episode Mocking Chinese Censorship Vanishes in Hong Kong

The episode mocked both Mao Zedong and the government’s efforts to suppress memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

#censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disney-plus, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #the-simpsons-tv-program, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

A ‘Simpsons’ Episode Lampooned Chinese Censorship. In Hong Kong, It Vanished.

The episode mocked both Mao Zedong and the government’s efforts to suppress memory of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

#censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disney-plus, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #the-simpsons-tv-program, #tiananmen-square-beijing, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Hong Kong’s Pillar of Shame Is More Than a Statue

Shrinking the public space that preserves the memory of the 1989 Beijing uprising has effectively turned Hong Kong into another silent mainland city.

#academic-freedom, #censorship, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #university-of-hong-kong

My Book Was Censored in China. Now It’s Blacklisted — in Texas.

Andrew Solomon never expected his books to come under threat in America. But as he writes in this essay, attacks on books are on the rise here, and one of his is under investigation by a state legislature.

#blacklisting, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #education-k-12, #far-from-the-tree-book, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #school-boards, #solomon-andrew-1963, #the-noonday-demon-an-atlas-of-depression-book

Why Peng Shuai Frustrates China’s Propaganda Machine

Accustomed to forcing messages on audiences at home and abroad, its propaganda machine hasn’t learned how to craft a narrative that stands up to scrutiny.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #confessions, #freedom-of-the-press, #hu-xijin, #news-and-news-media, #peng-shuai, #propaganda, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tennis, #zhang-gaoli

Who, and Where, Is Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai?

A blackout within China on discussion of the tennis star’s #MeToo allegations has not been able to silence a global chorus of concern for her safety.

#beijing-china, #censorship, #china, #peng-shuai, #sex-crimes, #simon-steve-1955, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn, #zhang-gaoli

Concern and Anger Build Over Peng Shuai’s Sexual Assault Allegations

The case of Peng Shuai has prompted the women’s tennis tour to rethink its heavy focus in China, where it has threatened to pull events if it cannot verify that she is safe and that her allegations are investigated.

#censorship, #china, #halep-simona, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kvitova-petra, #peng-shuai, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #simon-steve-1955, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Women’s Tennis Challenges China’s Narrative Over Missing Player

The WTA Tour chairman cast doubt over a reassuring email that state media claimed had been sent by Peng Shuai, who had accused a former top party official of sexual assault.

#metoo-movement, #censorship, #china, #china-central-television, #peng-shuai, #politburo-standing-committee-of-the-communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #simon-steve-1955, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn, #zhang-gaoli

Raúl Rivero, Disenchanted Poet of the Cuban Revolution, Dies at 75

A leading journalistic voice who broke with the Castro regime, he gained wide recognition for his protests, was jailed as a dissident and went into exile.

#censorship, #cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #freedom-of-the-press, #news-and-news-media, #poetry-and-poets, #political-prisoners, #rivero-raul, #writing-and-writers

Conservatives Are Trying to Ban a Growing List of Books

The right-wing war on school libraries.

#american-library-assn, #books-and-literature, #censorship, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #libraries-and-librarians, #out-of-darkness-book, #school-boards, #states-us, #youth

The Show Goes On, Even After China Tried to Shut It Down

An Italian city rejected a request from the Chinese Embassy in Rome to cancel an exhibition by Badiucao, an artist who has been described as the Chinese Banksy.

#art, #badiucao-artist, #censorship, #china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #italy, #santa-giulia-museum

Hong Kong’s M+ Museum Is Finally Open. It’s Already in Danger.

The museum, billed as Asia’s premier art institution, faced construction delays and personnel problems. Now it faces its greatest challenge: the threat of censorship.

#art, #censorship, #communist-party-of-china, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #m-hong-kong-museum, #museums, #politics-and-government

Video of Salt Bae Serving Communist Leader Gold Steak Prompts Anger in Vietnam

A celebrity chef showed the meal in a TikTok video, now removed, that angered people in Vietnam. Facebook said it was investigating why the chef’s hashtag was blocked from its site.

#censorship, #communist-party-of-vietnam, #facebook-inc, #gold, #lam-to, #marx-karl, #meat, #restaurants, #salt-bae-chef, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #vietnam, #youtube-com

Brazil’s Far-Right Disinformation Pushers Find a Safe Space on Telegram

In a social media ecosystem facing mounting pressure to combat fake news and polarization, Telegram is the most permissive disseminator of content — and disinformation.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #censorship, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #social-media, #telegram-llc

The Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Are in Trouble

The election in Virginia is more than just a reflection on Biden’s failures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #censorship, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcauliffe-terry, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

How a Mistake by YouTube Shows Its Power Over Media

Novara, a London news group, fell victim to YouTube’s opaque and sometimes arbitrary enforcement of its rules.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #london-england, #news-and-news-media, #novara-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Glenn Youngkin vs. Toni Morrison

Picking a fight over “Beloved” and the great Toni Morrison is an unwinnable battle.

#beloved-book, #black-people, #censorship, #history-academic-subject, #morrison-toni, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Anonymity No More? Age Checks Come to the Web.

To protect children online, more companies and governments are forcing users to prove how old they are.

#censorship, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #identification-devices, #politics-and-government, #pornography, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Canceled by M.I.T: The Professor’s Talk

Readers oppose what one calls “the trend on college campuses to censor disagreeable speakers.” Also: Protest songs; Steve Bannon.

#abbot-dorian, #bannon-stephen-k, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #house-of-representatives, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #music

Russia Strengthens Its Internet Censorship Powers

Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of digital isolation.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #roskomnadzor, #russia, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #twitter, #youtube-com

OnlyFans May Be a Refuge for Nude Fine Art

The Vienna Tourist Board has joined the adults-only site to display artworks that other social platforms have censored.

#art, #censorship, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #leopold-museum, #onlyfans, #vienna-austria

Narendra Modi’s Use of Antiterror Law Draws Scrutiny From Courts

India’s government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has jailed thousands of people through a statute that critics say is aimed at silencing dissent.

#censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #india, #modi-narendra, #narwal-natasha-activist, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-of-india, #swamy-stan, #terrorism

Luo Changping Detained in China After Criticizing ‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’

The police arrested Luo Changping on Thursday, two days after he questioned China’s role in the Korean War, the subject of China’s box office hit “The Battle at Lake Changjin.”

#censorship, #china, #freedom-of-the-press, #korean-war, #luo-changping, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #the-battle-at-lake-changjin-movie

Cancel Culture: Are We Overreacting?

Readers mostly disagree with a column by Michelle Goldberg that suggests that we are, and she responds to their critiques.

#censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #liberalism-us-politics, #the-chair-tv-program

How Students Fought a Book Ban and Won, for Now

Hundreds of students, parents and residents in York County, Pa., protested limits on books told from the perspective of gay, Black and Latino children.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #education-k-12, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #york-pa

Lithuania vs. China: A Baltic Minnow Defies a Rising Superpower

Lithuania has enraged China by advising officials to scrap Chinese phones that it says contain censorship software, while cozying up to Taiwan and quitting a Chinese-led regional forum.

#cellular-telephones, #censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #european-union, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithuania, #politics-and-government, #taiwan

‘Fake News’ Bill in South Korea Gets Shelved Amid Outcry

Right groups warned that a proposed new law would discourage the media from reporting critically on powerful people.

#censorship, #compensation-for-damages-law, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #moon-jae-in, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #south-korea

How Hong Kong Censors Films to Protect National Security

The Asian film capital has cracked down on documentaries and independent productions that it fears could glamorize the pro-democracy movement.

#censorship, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #movies, #politics-and-government

Facebook Comments Can Get Media Firms Sued in Australia

Australia’s top court has said media companies can be held liable for replies to their posts, prompting some to step back from the platform.

#australia, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #dylan-voller, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #hate-speech, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #libel-and-slander, #media, #news-and-news-media, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Cancel Culture Panic and Middle-Aged Sadness

It’s painful to feel repelled by the sensibilities of the young.

#academic-freedom, #applebaum-anne, #atlantic-the-magazine, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #economist-the, #labor-and-jobs, #liberalism-us-politics, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #the-chair-tv-program, #youth

Despite Censorship and Poor Internet, Cuban Podcasts Are Booming

New audio shows made in Cuba are finding a rapt audience and upending the island’s hyperpartisan media landscape.

#censorship, #cuba, #empresa-de-telecomunicaciones-de-cuba-sa-etecsa, #podcasts, #politics-and-government

Hong Kong Forces Tiananmen Square Group to Delete Facebook Page

The deletions were the most high-profile instance of internet censorship under the national security law.

#censorship, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-the-press, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-alliance-in-support-of-patriotic-democratic-movements-of-china, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #social-media