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Introspection
Introspection

Facebook Is Finally Questioning Itself

Zuckerberg's company takes a look in the mirror, for once.
Louise Matsakis
6.15.17
Ban Hammer
Ban Hammer

This Is How Twitter Blocks Far-Right Tweets in Germany

Maybe it’s because of Germany’s legal stance towards far-right extremism.
Joseph Cox
6.13.17
cybercrime
cybercrime

People in the UAE Can Now Be Jailed for 15 Years for ‘Liking’ Qatar

In the wake of Saudi Arabia's row with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates is cracking down on social media dissent.
Farid Farid
6.8.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Wikipedia’s Switch to HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship

Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.26.17
transparency
transparency

Facebook’s Internal Moderator Policies Should Have Been Published Years Ago

It's taken a leak to the press to understand what Facebook really wants.
Ben Sullivan
5.22.17
Opinion
Opinion

Young Iranians Are Demanding Internet Freedom This Election

Iran heads to the polls this week, and censorship is on everyone's mind.
Mahsa Alimardani
5.18.17
/r/Riotsarefun
/r/Riotsarefun

Redditors on r/Anarchism Are Angry That They Have to Follow the Rules

The r/Anarchism mod team disputes Reddit’s content policy after mods get removed for approving banned content.
Sarah Ernst
5.9.17
Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman

After 19 Years, Germany Can Finally Murder Scientists in 'Half-Life'

Uncensored version shows up on German Steam a week after Germany's video game censorship body dropped Half-Life from its index.
Leif Johnson
5.4.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Florida Bills Would Let Citizens Remove Textbooks That Mention Climate Change and Evolution

One resident complained that “evolution is now taught as fact”.
Rosemary Westwood
5.2.17
online censorship
online censorship

Turkey Has Blocked Wikipedia and Is Censoring Twitter

President Erdoğan's crackdown on voices of dissent is expanding to the internet.
Farid Farid
4.29.17
Important Cultural Works
Important Cultural Works

If Video Game Stories Don't Matter, How Do You Explain Night Trap's 25th Anniversary Edition?

The crown jewel of 90s full motion video games is coming to a platform that doesn’t have to compress video files.
Zack Kotzer
4.25.17
Censorship
Censorship

Reddit Revolts After Moderators Delete United Airlines Video

/r/videos has been taken over in yet another example of the Streisand Effect in action.
Jason Koebler
4.11.17