Censorship

labor

Google’s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess

Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.2.19
Twitter

Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey to Hold Closed-Door Meeting With President Trump

The meeting will last 30 minutes, and touch on "the health of the public conversation on Twitter," according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
4.23.19
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
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
8.15.18
porn

Repealing Net Neutrality Could Kill Indie Porn

The porn industry is already monopolized by powerful corporations. But the repeal would hurt small studios the most.
Claire Lampen
2.28.18
movies

It Took This Artist Three Years to Animate His Wild Chinese Gangster Movie

In Liu Jian's 'Have a Nice Day,' nobody has a nice day.
Beckett Mufson
2.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Wilfrid Laurier Exonerates Lindsay Shepherd, We Can All Move On Now

It seems the university didn’t need to create an anti-SJW hero out of nowhere, after all.
Mack Lamoureux
12.19.17
University

Jordan Peterson Is Causing Problems at Another University Now

Wilfrid Laurier is the latest Canadian school with a freedom of speech controversy.
Drew Brown
11.20.17
The 2017 Music Issue

That Time the Foo Fighters Got Censored on FM Radio Because of 9/11

Looking back at the soft, bizarre censorship in a post-9/11 world, including songs by Elton John, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
Hanson O'Haver
11.8.17
tv

The Creator of 'Bojack Horseman' on Why Political Correctness Isn't Censorship

Actually, we talked to Raphael Bob-Waksberg about lots of stuff, including nostalgia, word-play, and not being sure how autobiographical he's being.
Patrick Marlborough
8.10.17
Media

Far-Right Outlet Crowdfunding to Build ‘Conservative YouTube’

Canada’s Rebel Media is asking for $302,000 to build the app.
Mack Lamoureux
8.4.17
Hermit Kingdom

North Korea's Elite Have Really Good Internet Access and Use It for Facebook and Porn

They're really into this multiplayer game called "War of Tanks."
Greg Walters
7.27.17
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