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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

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Facebook Stops Blocking Marijuana Search Results Ahead of Canadian Legalization

After months of blocking marijuana and cannabis search results, Facebook to allow results for verified pages

Less than a week ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook Inc. 738 more words

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China’s Urumqi takes aim at ‘extremist’ religious practices

Urumqi, capital of the largely Muslim Chinese region of Xinjiang, will crack down on activities that blur the boundary between religion and secular life and encourage “extremism,” the local government said. 661 more words

The worst of SOPA law

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Introduction

In this short article, we are going to give a quick approach to a measure, which has done a great deal of harm to many users who surfed more freely and safely around the Internet. 1,600 more words

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Silencing the British people...BuzzFeed News leaks UK government plans to set up an internet censor along the lines of Ofcom

Read more uk_internet_censors.htm at MelonFarmers.co.uk

Thanks to Nick
See article from buzzfeed.com

The UK government is preparing to establish a new internet censor that would make tech firms liable for content published on their platforms and have the power to sanction companies that fail to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours.Under legislation being drafted by the Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) due to be announced this winter, a new censorship framework for online social harms would be created.

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