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Censorship stories

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Link revealed between censorship and VPN surges across Asia
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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Countries across Asia are experiencing a surge of VPN networks, an uptake that is likely due to increased censorship in the region.
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New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
Fri, 14th Aug 2020
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"The things people search for on engines like Google, Bing, or Baidu can tell a lot about how they live," the study says.
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Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
Thu, 28th May 2020
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The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
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Revealed: The countries with the worst internet freedom
Thu, 27th Feb 2020
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The findings are in and the countries with the worst record for internet censorship have been revealed. 
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NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
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The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Fri, 2nd Feb 2018
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cloud
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Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?
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Facebook deems a number of threatening statements "acceptable"
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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Leaked guidelines for Facebook moderators show how they monitor violence, hate speech, revenge porn and more on the social media platform.
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Conservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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“Sounds like a good common sense approach to solving a growing problem in society.”
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New weapon in fight against nipple censorship: Man boobs?
Mon, 2nd May 2016
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social media
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A cancer support group out of Argentina is making waves with its new video, taking shots at social media networks who censor showing women’s breasts.
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Into the River ban a complete fail
Wed, 9th Sep 2015
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amazon
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Because Into the River is available online, the odds are that an interim restriction order will be about as effective as a screen door on a submarine.
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US military stores to ban Medal of Honor
Fri, 3rd Sep 2010
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gaming
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The outcry over the Medal of Honor Taliban controversy is starting to take its toll, with game retailers on US Army and Air Force bases now disallowed to sell the upcoming shooter.
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[Update] Valve prepares censored Left 4 Dead 2 for Australia
Tue, 13th Oct 2009
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While Valve claims it is appealing the refusal of classification for its upcoming title Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia, the developer has submitted a censored version for consideration as a back-up plan.
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