Censorship Headlines

  • Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a law that forbids insulting the monarchy as rights groups expressed concern the legislation, in effect in neighbouring Thailand, could be used against critics of the government.

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  • Southwest is sued by Arabic speaker who was removed from plane

    (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued on Tuesday by an American citizen who came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee and said he was removed from a California flight after another passenger became unnerved upon hearing him speak in Arabic.

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  • Russian watchdog orders YouTube to remove Navalny video

    Oligarch wins injunction over opposition leader’s investigation into meeting with minister Russia has threatened to block access to YouTube and Instagram if the websites do not remove videos and photos of a Kremlin-linked oligarch’s meeting with a senior government minister on a luxury yacht. The meeting between Oleg Deripaska, an aluminium and mining tycoon, and Sergei Prikhodko, a Russian deputy prime minister, was the subject of a recent investigation by Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition...

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  • Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China.

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  • Hong Kong court rules pro-independence stance must bar standing for election

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's High Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of barring a pro-independence activist from standing in an election, saying it is "fundamental" for lawmakers to accept the city as an inalienable part of China.

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  • Reports: North Korea Not Broadcasting Any Olympics Coverage So Far

    North Korea may have sent an official delegation of athletes, Kim Jong-un’s sister, and a large group of identically dressed female “cheerleaders” to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, but an ordinary citizen of the communist country has yet to have access to any coverage of the events.

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  • Visiting Egypt, Tillerson Is Silent on Its Wave of Repression

    At the start of a weeklong tour of the Middle East, the secretary of state avoided criticism of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. But tensions remain.

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  • Advertising Industry Calls on Tech Giants to Censor 'Hate' and 'Fake News'

    The advertising industry wants to make the web family-friendly, and leftist pressure group Sleeping Giants-friendly too.

    Breitbart
  • 'Hurtful' Harper Lee and Mark Twain dropped from Minnesota curriculum

    To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn to be dropped from Duluth area classes because of ‘uncomfortable atmosphere’ their use of racial slurs creates A school district in Minnesota has pulled To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its curriculum, arguing that the classic novels’ use of racial slurs risked students being “humiliated or marginalised”. The Duluth school district will keep the titles in its libraries, but from the next school year, they will be...

    the Guardian
  • Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, saying she did not want to wade into Poland's internal affairs.

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  • Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, saying she did not want to wade into Poland's internal affairs.

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  • Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, saying she did not want to wade into Poland's internal affairs.

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  • Op-Ed Columnist: Let’s Ban Porn

    An immodest proposal for the era of #MeToo.

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  • Press Is More Reluctant Than Ever To Tag Collapsing Venezuela 'Socialist'

    As Venezuela plunges deeper into humanitarian crisis, the broadcast and cable networks barely recognize its existence, while the print press, which during relatively tolerable times routinely celebrated the country's socialist government, is more reluctant than ever to use the S-word. Of six articles I found Friday afternoon about the horrid, deteriorating situation in that country, only one used the word — and that was only because it was about snap elections de facto dictator Nicolas Maduro...

    NewsBusters
  • PragerU Suing Google Over Censoring 40 of its Educational Videos

    Conservative media platform PragerU is suing Google this week over allegations of its educational videos being censored. The company has had 40 of its videos censored by the information and tech giant since October of last year, and believes it’s time to fight the corporation on its extreme violation of free speech laws.

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  • Turkey rolls out domestic rival to WhatsApp, raising surveillance concerns

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has launched a domestic messaging app to rival Facebook's popular WhatsApp Messenger service, raising concerns among government critics that Ankara could use the new platform to tighten surveillance and bolster an 18-month-old crackdown.

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  • Turkey rolls out domestic rival to WhatsApp, raising surveillance concerns

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has launched a domestic messaging app to rival Facebook's popular WhatsApp Messenger service, raising concerns among government critics that Ankara could use the new platform to tighten surveillance and bolster an 18-month-old crackdown.

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  • China: Mercedes-Benz Quoting Dalai Lama in Car Ad Was Like Quoting Hitler

    Not content with squeezing an apology from Mercedes-Benz for the crime quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram, China excoriated the automaker in an editorial at the Communist Party’s People’s Daily on Wednesday, comparing the Dalai Lama citation to quoting Hitler in an automobile ad.

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