'Save Your Internet – Demo against Uploadfilter – Article 13 #CensorshipMachine – March 16. 2019, Nürnberg, Germany': Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

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Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or “inconvenient”.

When an individual such as an author or other creator engages in censorship of their own works or speech, it is referred to as self-censorship. It occurs in a variety of different media, including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet for a variety of claimed reasons including national security, to control obscenity, child pornography, and hate speech, to protect children or other vulnerable groups, to promote or restrict political or religious views, and to prevent slander and libel. Many countries provide strong protections against censorship by law, but none of these protections are absolute and frequently a claim of necessity to balance conflicting rights is made, in order to determine what could and could not be censored.

17 07, 2019

Google Exec Tells Senate That Project Dragonfly Has Been “Terminated”

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On Tuesday, Google vice president of public policy Karan Bhatia told members of the Senate Judiciary that the company’s Project Dragonfly—a search engine for the Chinese market that was widely reported to involve huge concessions to state censors and protested by its own staff—has been “terminated” and employees working on it have been reassigned, per BuzzFeed News.

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5 06, 2019

YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views

June 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The decision by YouTube, which is owned by Google, is the latest action by a Silicon Valley company to stem the spread of hate speech and disinformation on their sites.

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15 04, 2019

Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

April 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and t…

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13 04, 2019

Facebook and Google Get an Unusual Crew of Allies in Europe

April 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nativist and anti-European Union parties have joined left-wing groups, privacy campaigners and open-internet activists in opposing legislation that would require tougher regulation of online content.

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27 03, 2019

Facebook to Block White Nationalism, Separatism Content on Site

March 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook said it would begin banning content that praises or represents white nationalism and white separatism on its Facebook and Instagram platforms next week.

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