censorship

The Big Reddit Quarantine Begins

Since new CEO Steve Huffman took the reins at reddit, its community has been bracing itself for a promised purge of the site’s “dark side”, where users engage in ...

August 23, 2015 at 10:30 am by

Russia Threatens to Ban Reddit

First it was gay emojis and memes. Now mother Russia is threatening to ban the whole of reddit, unless the site’s administrators start banning marijuana-growing tutorials. ...

August 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

The Internet Could Become as Regulated as TV

“It’s not the level playing field that we once thought it would be,” Jennifer Granick lamented. She was talking about the internet, and how it is slowly ...

August 6, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

China’s Great Firewall to Be Patrolled by Real-Life Cyberpolice

China has plans to take internet censorship to a whole new level, placing members of a real-life cyberpolice within the country’s biggest online companies to make sure they ...

August 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm by

Former reddit CEO Prepares Users For the Great Purge

Following new CEO Steve Huffman’s announcement that reddit is to implement a cull of the social news site’s “dark side”, a former Chief Executive has warned that it ...

July 18, 2015 at 8:00 am by

Reddit to Start Cull of “Dark Side” Communities

Steve Huffman, the new CEO of reddit following the resignation of maligned former chief executive Ellen Pao, has announced that, under his watch, the news and social ...

July 16, 2015 at 7:00 am by

New Algorithm Detects Nudity in Images

An algorithm has been compiled which analyses colour images and flags anything deemed to be nude content. The website, isitnude.com launched this month and allows users to ...

July 6, 2015 at 11:30 pm by

UK Police Calls for ‘Adult Only’ Game Ratings

Violent media has long been a scapegoat for societal ills: from the 1960s through to the 1980s, conservative reactionary Mary Whitehouse waged a one-woman war on social ...

March 24, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

Greatfire.org Under Attack After Wall Street Journal Story

Greatfire.org is a site that collects data on the Great Firewall of China and shares real-time and historical information about blocked web sites and searches, with a ...

March 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Hotline Miami 2 Creator Tells Australians to Pirate the Game

Jonatan Söderströmm, co-creator of video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, has told Australians that, if they want to play the game, they should “just pirate it”. ...

January 19, 2015 at 11:58 am by

China Tries to Push Draconian Web Declaration on Attendees of Internet Conference

Wuzhen in China hosted the World Internet Conference earlier this week, and the state refused to allow the opportunity to push its online censorship agenda to pass. China, ...

November 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm by

Reddit Censors Links to Celebrity Photo Hack

In a controversial move, Reddit’s CEO Yishan Wong offered a blog post explaining as to why the company rarely takes down “morally objectionable or otherwise ...

September 8, 2014 at 8:53 am by

Gory Photos of Death Are Going to Be Removed from Twitter

Twitter has said that it will remove images and videos of dead people as long as immediate family members request it. Any photos “from when critical injury occurs to the ...

August 21, 2014 at 12:47 am by

Well-Known Russian Hacker Gets His Twitter Account Blocked

Twitter has apparently blocked a well-known Russian hacker’s account following the government’s request. This apparently comes a week after the government stated ...

July 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm by

Microsoft Denies Allegations That It Censors Bing Outside China

Microsoft has been faced with some pretty serious allegations from cyber-censorship monitoring group Greatfire.org. They claim that Microsoft is deploying Chinese censorship ...

February 13, 2014 at 11:57 am by

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