internet censorship

 
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
Russians on trial for sharing memes, networks ask for law change
In 2015, Eduard Nikitin shared a joke on social media about Russia's bleak future. Three years later he is facing trial on extremism charges over...
Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy
Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy
Many African governments have taken to censoring a variety of apps and sites, especially around election time. But people across the continent...
Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China
Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China
Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a move decried...
What is net neutrality and why it matters
What is net neutrality and why it matters
The United States is on the verge of a major change in internet regulation that could greatly affect everyone in the country and beyond. Net neutrality could be ended on Thursday, but...
ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
ANC's desire to control social media is simply undemocratic
The minister of state security, David Mahlobo, is apparently advocating for the regulation of social media, which would...
Social media in SA could be regulated
Social media in SA could be regulated
The regulation of social media, in light of issues including the spread of fake news and scams, is being considered, says Minister of State Security...
Faith Nketsi could have her revenge the legal way
Faith Nketsi could have her revenge the legal way
The streets of social media are unrelenting and dirty. In a world where thumbs can be as weapons of mass online destruction, embarrassing and...
China launches new cyber attack weapon
China launches new cyber attack weapon
The "Great Cannon" has entered the cyberwar lexicon alongside the "Great Firewall of China" after a new tool for censorship in the nation was named...
Spectre of an online content censor looms
Spectre of an online content censor looms
The Film and Publications Board (FPB) plans to extend its regulatory reach to the digital space and, in a draft policy document, proposes that all...
Online activist, Reddit co-founder Swartz dies in US
Online activist, Reddit co-founder Swartz dies in US
This prompted an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free speech and the web on Saturday. 
Countries deeply divided on internet laws during UN talks
Countries deeply divided on internet laws during UN talks
The talks, which took place on Monday in Dubai, saw Russia and others advocating for more government sway while a US-led bloc warned against rules...

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