Censorship

tech-power

Google and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s Browser Spying Tool

Browser makers announced they would block the Kazakhstan government’s root certificate, which was designed to spy on citizens’ internet usage.
Joseph Cox
8.21.19
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
7.30.19
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
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
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
Saudi Arabia

Netflix caved to the Saudis and pulled Hasan Minhaj episode that criticized the government

The episode allegedly violated the kingdom’s local anti-cybercrime law
Emma Ockerman
1.2.19
Google

Google's CEO defends the move to launch in China: it's only a bit of censorship

Internal tests revealed the company could serve “well over 99 percent” of search queries in the Chinese market.
David Gilbert
10.16.18
Google

Google employees push back over plans to build a censored search engine for China

"Google employees need to know what we're building.”
David Gilbert
8.17.18
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
8.15.18
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
Black Panther

Here’s what was censored from "Black Panther" in Saudi Arabia

A scene featuring a kiss between the two lead actors didn't make the final cut.
Rex Santus
4.19.18
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