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Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter

Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter. “Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.”

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New York Times: In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message

New York Times: In ‘Watershed Moment,’ YouTube Blocks Extremist Cleric’s Message. “For eight years, the jihadist propaganda of Anwar al-Awlaki has helped shape a generation of American terrorists, including the Fort Hood gunman, the Boston Marathon bombers and the perpetrators of massacres in San Bernardino, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. 31 more words

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CBC: Federal government blocking social media users, quietly deleting posts

CBC: Federal government blocking social media users, quietly deleting posts. “Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly 20,000 of the blocked accounts, CBC News has learned. 23 more words

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Phys.org: Springer Nature blocks access to articles in China

Phys.org: Springer Nature blocks access to articles in China. “Academic publisher Springer Nature says it has blocked access to articles within China to comply with demands from the Chinese government. 24 more words

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BBC: YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing'

BBC: YouTube child protection mechanism ‘failing’. “YouTube’s child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company’s volunteer watchdogs. There’s a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them – and YouTube is aware of the problem. 22 more words

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