Here’s Who’s Been Blocked By Twitter’s Country-Specific Censorship Program
BuzzFeed News has identified more than 1,700 Twitter accounts that have been blocked in at least one country. The list provides an unprecedented glimpse into Twitter's collaboration with national groups and governments — democratic and authoritarian alike — and provides new details about a recent surge in blocked accounts in Germany, France, and Turkey.
American Tech Companies Are So Afraid Of Offending Indians That They're Censoring All Their Products
In the world’s largest democracy, Amazon Prime Video deletes most nudity and profanity, Google bans retailers from buying ads for erotica, Amazon and Flipkart refuse to sell adult products, and Tinder suggests its users should get parental approval for their dates.
Nope, Karan Johar Didn't Censor AIB's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" Meme; Here's Why It Was Taken Down
Yesterday, All India Bakchod uploaded a joke about Pritam stealing "Bulleya". Today, it was taken down, and Twitter immediately accused K-Jo of censoring the comedians. "We’ve said worse things about Karan Johar to Karan Johar’s face and he didn’t censor us," Tanmay Bhat told BuzzFeed. "Why would he do it for a meme?"
Ted Cruz Is Picking A Big Fight Over The Internet, And Top Republicans Are Backing Him
The former presidential hopeful and more than two dozen allies in Congress want the US to retain oversight of the Web's domain name system, but experts say that would embolden Russia and other authoritarian governments.
The People Who’ve Been Fighting Against Sex And Violence On TV For 20 Years
Founded in 1995 by an ultra-conservative activist, the Parents Television Council has been fighting to keep sex and violence off the air for over 20 years. By many measures, they’ve failed utterly. But failure is part of their plan.