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Rappler's latest stories on online censorship


China blocks almost a quarter of accredited foreign news sites – watchdog

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Some 31% of news organizations publishing primarily in English, the most widely-spoken foreign language in China, are blocked, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China says

Australia plans to censor extremist online content

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The livestreamed murder of 51 worshippers 'demonstrated how digital platforms and websites can be exploited to host extreme violent and terrorist content,' Prime Minister Scott Morrison says

Singapore fake-news bill raises fears of censorship

May 04, 2019 - 12:21 PM

According to Singapore’s draft law, ministers get to decide without any judicial review what online content is true or false simply if it offends them. Other countries may do the same

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Facebook blocking fake news is censorship? Hell yeah!

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:15 AM

We all aspire for the truth and we are all benefited if people can agree on the facts and the truth. We don’t need fake news to identify real news.

Muzzled China feminist group to sue over online censorship

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Feminist Voices has 'already begun legal procedures and is preparing to sue Weibo and WeChat,' says the group's founder

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Iran removes block on Telegram

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Iranian officials confirm the app can now be used again after the lifting of restrictions imposed during recent protests

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:07 PM

WhatsApp provides message encryption technology that likely does not please Chinese authorities, which closely monitor and restrict cyberspace through their 'Great Firewall'

China orders tech firms to ramp up censorship

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China says it held a meeting this week with representatives from domestic tech giants Baidu Sohu Tencent Netease and Phoenix to inform them of multiple violations in content published on their platforms

China cracks down on bids to bypass online censorship

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The announcement comes days after President Xi Jinping extolled globalization and denounced protectionism in a keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos where he insisted that China was committed to opening up