Get ready for your head to explode. In the middle of TEDxBrussels talk on March 5 that focused on censorship, a male event organizer walked onto the stage and physically dragged the female presenter off. And the kicker? The theme of the entire TEDx event was Brave New World — as in, yes, the Aldous Huxley book about a dystopian future wherein an all-powerful state … [Read more...] about TEDxBrussels organizer drags presenter off stage during anti-censorship talk
This is one of those political-tech debates that could turn nasty. Last week, the European Parliament’s MEP in charge of overhauling the EU’s copyright laws did a U-turn on his predecessor’s position. Axel Voss is charged with making the EU’s copyright laws fit for the Internet Age, yet in a staggering disregard for advice from all quarters, he … [Read more...] about EU’s new copyright law will effectively create censorship machines
Instagram has removed a video posted by Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny following pressure from the country's communications regulator. The video shows deputy prime minister Sergei Prikhodko meeting with wealthy Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska on a yacht populated with models and escorts. "Instagram decided to comply with Russian illegal censorship requests and … [Read more...] about Instagram gives in to Russian censorship demands
According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content that German law prohibits. As of January 1, 2018 a new law in Germany puts tech companies that allow user posted content at risk of fines of up to $60 million if they fail to remove posts deemed illegal. Companies must remove hate speech within 24 … [Read more...] about Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines
Project Veritas, an undercover conservative journalistic organization, has caught Twitter engineers exposing how Twitter currently censors Republicans and conservative tweets. They sometimes allegedly use a concept called shadow banning, where a Twitter user continues to tweet without realizing that Twitter is not allowing their tweets into their followers feed. On January 3rd, … [Read more...] about Is Twitter Working on a System to Automate Censorship of Republicans and Conservatives?