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August 03, 2020

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Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Twitter said Wednesday it was putting curbs on the account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after he called on his supporters to take up "battle rifles" to fight internet censorship.The social network's move affected the personal account of Jones

China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

China's former internet czar charged with taking bribes

China's former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has been charged with taking bribes, state media said Monday.Throughout his career, Lu Wei used his political offices to benefit himself including "illegally recei

HBO website and comedian John Oliver censored in China

HBO website and comedian John Oliver censored in China

It was one Winnie the Pooh joke too far.After mocking censors working over time to delete comparisons of President Xi Jinping with the cartoon bear, comedian John Oliver and now the website of TV giant HBO have fallen victim to China's censorship machine. Chi

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

Chinese island eyes oasis from web censorship for foreigners

China's Hainan island has proposed allowing foreign visitors access to censored websites such as YouTube and Facebook, a double standard that has raised cries of indignation from the country's internet users.The province, known as China's Hawaii thanks to i

Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Swiss vote to block foreign-based gambling sites

Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday blocking foreign-based betting sites in a high-stakes referendum on a new gambling law designed to prevent addiction, but which opponents said amounted to internet censorship.A full 72.9 percent of voters came out in