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The West Is Failing Julian Assange

While the media focused on Julian Assange’s cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he could then be turned over to the U.S. 477 more words

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A Heretic’s Guide to Deplatforming

“Update: Ironically, after ascending rapidly and fostering vigorous commentary over on Hackernews, this article has been “flagged” there.”

A technologist’s take on internet censorship and the resulting commentary on a high profile technology site, Hacker News, based in Silicon Valley. 505 more words

UK Council for Internet Censorship...Government announces a new UK Council for Internet 'Safety'

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See press release from gov.uk

The Government has announced the organisations that will sit on the Executive Board of a new national body to tackle online harms in the UK.

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State actors...US Supreme Court accepts case that could define internet giants to be state actors and hence should only censor content according to constitutional law, not its own morality

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See  article from citizentruth.org

After the recent censorship purge of over 800 independent media outlets on Facebook, the Supreme Court is now hearing a case that could have ramifications for any future attempts at similar purges.The United States Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that could change free speech on the Internet.

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Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed ~ October 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: As of this evening, Oct. 26, I Am not able to access any of the sites I normally follow on YouTube. In fact, I cannot access… 1,458 more words

Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed

By Caitlin Johnstone and cross-posted from Medium

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. 258 more words