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[VIDEO] Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Explores the Tragedy of the Refugee Crisis

The famed artist has a new public art project going up in New York City, which coincides with his debut feature film, Human Flow.

Ai Weiwei is arguably the best-known contemporary artist alive today. 318 more words

Art & Culture

How Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are Privatizing Free Speech

Ray Davis, for 6 Sense Media

Freedom of speech is that pressure valve that allows a free society to remain free and peaceful. It’s destruction makes chaos inevitable. 1,286 more words

Why Does Weibo Start Losing Their Users

Weibo is one of the most popular social media platforms in China. The direct English translation of “Weibo” is the microblog. According to hexun.com, the approximate number of active users on Weibo exceeds 340,000,000 per month. 559 more words

Social Media

Weibo to Increase Censorship as it Faces Pressure from Chinese Regulators

Chance Miller reports: After facing intensifying pressure from Chinese regulators, Weibo announced this week that it has hired 1,000 “supervisors” whose primary responsibility will be to censor content on the social media platform. 136 more words

Media

Quote of the day, Sept. 29

Langston Hughes, on censorship

“We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.”

Freedom

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

 Isaac Asimov, on censorship

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.”

Freedom