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Vietnam’s new cyber security law draws concern for restricting free speech – TechCrunch

Big tech firms including Google, Facebook and Twitter have expressed major concern after Vietnam’s government passed a law that promises to introduce tighter restrictions on free speech online. The new regulation passed this week strengthens the government’s position on censoring the internet, drawing Amnesty International to...

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Facebook’s policy on white supremacy plays right into a racist agenda – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In an ongoing series over at Motherboard, we’re learning quite a bit about how Facebook polices hate speech and hate organizations on its platform. Historically, the company has been far less than transparent about its often inconsistent censorship practices, even as white supremacist...

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Telegram blocked in Iran as the government orders telecoms to cut off access – TechCrunch

[ad_1] As Moscow erupts in protests over its own ban, Iran’s judiciary has just ordered the nation’s telecommunications providers to block Telegram . According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency stated that the decision was issued via a court ruling in...

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Pro-Trump social media duo accuses Facebook of anti-conservative censorship – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Following up on a recurring thread from Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional appearance earlier this month, the House held a hearing today on perceived bias against conservatives on Facebook and other social platforms. The hearing, ostensibly about “how social media companies filter content on their platforms,”...

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Media regulation in China: Those who grow big get shot

[ad_1] Infographic by Andre Gunawan, Tech in Asia Short-video streaming in China, an industry that is projected to harvest a quarter of the country’s 1.3 billion population by 2018, has become the latest target of government censorship. On March 31, state broadcaster CCTV scolded China’s top micro-video...

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