Censorship

News

Instagram Apologizes For Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

The popular platform says a “mistake” was made by hiding posts made by festival goers.
Sharine Taylor
7.31.19
china

Hong Kong's Youth Won't Let China Erase the Memory of Tiananmen

“I first came because I felt that the June 4 incident was tragic. But now I think that June 4 has more and more to do with Hong Kong’s political situation, or the things we’re fighting against.”
Laurel Chor
6.4.19
News

The Philippines' Anti-Drug Agency Wants to Ban a Rap Song it Thinks is About Weed

The agency is convinced the song is about marijuana… even when the rapper himself says it isn’t.
Lex Celera
5.27.19
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
Google

The One Place in the US Google Earth Stopped Mapping

For eight years, Google Earth didn't update its satellite image of a military installation in Nevada. So we bought one ourselves.
Dhruv Mehrotra
Brendan Byrne
4.7.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

The Chinese Version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Leaves out all LGBT References

Over 4 minutes of LGBT, HIV and drug-related content was omitted from China’s premiere of the film, in line with state censorship.
Edoardo Liotta
3.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Chinese Censors are Blurring Male Earrings Because They're too 'Effeminate'

Some believe the censorship is part of a Government-driven agenda to reinforce traditional gender roles.
Gavin Butler
1.24.19
Censorship

Tumblr’s Algorithm Thinks Vomiting Unicorns, Raw Chicken, and Boot Cleaners Are Porn

Users have been sharing their innocuous posts that have been deemed #TooSexyForTumblr.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.5.18
Chinese Internet

Twitch Has Been Banned in China and No One Knows Why

Apple did not respond to a question about why the app was removed from the App Store
David Gilbert
9.23.18
porn

The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse

We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.
Emma Garland
8.16.18
Google

Google Wants Back Into China — and Will Censor Search Results to Get There

"It’s hard to resist the red sirens of the world's biggest internet market.”
David Gilbert
8.1.18
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