Colin Crowell’s visit to Moscow appears to be an attempt to placate officials who think the service is a U.S. government tool.
Everyone’s favorite f**king word!
Tweets, retweets, and Facebook posts are among online activity that the Egyptian government is now openly monitoring.
This post is so nearly, so dirty. From r/UnnecessaryCensorship
In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.
Eight erotic fiction sites, or “slash fiction sites,” have been shut down and their staff arrested in China’s newest anti-porn sweeps. Netizens remember a 2012 sweep when dozens of women slash romance writers were arrested.
The cancellation comes only a month after House of Representatives cut $17,142 from USC Upstate’s budget for assigning freshmen to read a book of essays on coming out in the South.
Several cable networks abruptly dropped Dozhd TV under apparent orders from powerful figures. “There’s only one way things happen that quickly in this country,” the channel’s owner says.
“I deeply believe that a government cultural institution should not associate with those people who provoke such an ambiguous reaction and whose activity is based on the provocation of society,” Moscow’s top cultural official wrote in a letter to the director of the Gogol Center.
Iran’s whitewashing of Wikipedia provides the first full picture of how the country censors the internet.
“Being a Big V blogger felt like being an emperor,” Chinese online celebrity Charles Xue confesses from jail. For China’s news bloggers, going viral can mean three years in prison.
You can rot in “inferno.”
In observance of Banned Books Week here’s a list of quotes from authors about censorship & banned books. Share your favorite with us in the comments!
“We are tired of having to attach anxiety to our vaginas.”
“The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term.”
It makes no sense.
A new trend started across UK universities, asking students to rate their sexual partners. A day or so later, Facebook has taken them all down.
To get an honest view of what Chinese citizens are angry about, watch their spoofs on popular songs.
Tumblr’s biggest new sensation is banned from Facebook. But why?
Sony had to bleep out some — but not all — of the f-words from the This Is the End footage at the fan convention. But the horrific violence in Evil Dead was fine.
Several LGBT-focused sites have been banned from Pentagon’s computers.
Ke$ha tweeted: “I understand why my song is now inappropriate.”
The new version features a new, smokeless, cover and removes all mentions of Santa’s pipe.
Fans on Twitter were left wondering what the [bleep] just happened.
The tennis player fell victim to one of Jimmy Kimmel’s regular spoofs but it does look like Novak enjoyed himself.
“I think they have done something courageous. I think they have paid the price for this act. And I pray for their freedom.” (via billboard.com)
Twitter suspended Independent correspondent Guy Adams for tweeting an NBC exec’s email. Now it’s apologizing — but not for suspending Adams.
In times of civil unrest, censoring sites like Facebook and Twitter — often used to organize riots — can mean even longer periods of violence.
China’s aggressive internet censorship has some serious unintended consequences. Now Google has to warn its users what not to search for, and a lot of it barely makes sense.